Red Wings Scout following HABS road-trip

According to, Detroit Red Wings scout Bob McCammon has been attending and will continue to attend the Montreal Canadiens western road-trip this week.The reason? McCammon and the Wings are scouting out Patrice Brisebois’ performance at the urging of the Red Wing’s Consultant, Scotty Bowman.

So far, McCammon has said that he likes what he sees except the fact that Brisebois is not very physical. He likes Brisebois’ offensive talents, especially on the power-play. (He does possess an accurate and hard shot from the point).

The question is who can the Canadiens get for him if they are interested? Last week it was suggested that Andre Savard is asking for Mathieu Dandenault and to pay for half of Brisebois’ salary for next year.

In my opinion I think the Habs could end up packaging another player like Doug Gilmour along with Brisebois. Gilmour stated last week that this could be his last season. In a way this could have been Gilmour’s way of asking Montreal management to ship him to a contender if their chances keep slipping and maybe he already has.

Having said that, IF Brisebois AND Gilmour were traded to the Wings who can they get for them? Here is my speculated trade should this happen.

To Detroit:

Patrice Brisebois

Doug Gilmour

$2 million for Brisebois’s salary

To Montreal:

Mathieu Dandenault

Maxim Kuznetsov

2nd round pick

Kuznetsov is a hulking mass of humanity. He’s 25, 6’5″ and 235-245 lbs. He’s not gifted offensively but can play a very physical game which is what the Habs are looking for.

If you think this trade is lopsided, you’re wrong, Gilmour for Kuznetsov and a 2nd round pick is a fair deal on it’s own. Gilmour can really turn up the volume in the playoffs and is a proven warrior in that department. Brisebois, with half his salary paid, for Dandenault is also fair straight up.

14 Responses to Red Wings Scout following HABS road-trip

  1. Leaf_Expert says:

    No Gilmour!…The Wings have enough forward depth….

    As long a Scotty Bowmen is a consultant to the Wings, Brisebois will be in the Red and White….

  2. mikster says:

    Canadiens won’t pay half of Brisebois’ salary.

    That proposed trade though is a steal for the Canadiens.

  3. WeStSiDe says:

    Uhh, both teams are red and white.

  4. mikster says:

    You missed blue 😉

  5. common_sense_kills says:

    It may look like a steal on paper. Maybe the Wings are trying to rekindle a little magic like they did with Larry Murphy. Ahh yes the dreaded Murphy who was booed out of TO. Brisboise is not even close to being a Murphy but a change of scenery might be the ticket for this guy.

  6. KaPluie says:

    Well, that sounds good, Gilmour is a great guy to have in the room, and can really come through in clutch situations. Obviously he is not the Gilmour that he used to be however. Here is the problem. Where does he fit in the Detroit lineup? Here are the forwards:

    Igor Larionov, Pavel Datsuk, Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper, Sergi Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan, Luc Robitaille, Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas Holmstrom, Brett Hull, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty.

    Out of those 12, who is it that you bench to put in Gilmour? Maybe move Draper to a wing and take out Robitaille … however I just can’t see the Wings doing that to Robitaille. I just don’t see where Gilmour would fit in the Wing’s lineup. I’d just keep Kuznetsov, because his size could end up being a very positive thing for the wings down the road, and trade Dandenault and a pick for Brisebois. The only thing I don’t like about the trade, is that the Wings would be giving up a lot of speed with Dandenault. Maybe Brisebois’ skill will make up for that though. Dandenault is also more physical. I’m a little leery about trading a big young defensemen for a one-time playoff run player.

  7. Leaf_Expert says:

    wow….for your own reputation..Just don’t talk….

  8. mikster says:

    Montreal gets younger cheaper and good players with a 2nd rounder. I’d take that any day.

  9. AmericasteamRedWings says:

    As a Wings fan, I had interest in Gilmour before I read this article.

    However, I would much rather have them send a 2nd Rounder to MTL for Gilmour alone, rather than get Breezy involved.

    And no, a 2nd Rounder AND Kuznetsov is too much for a 40 year old who is going to retire.

  10. Tony says:

    If Bowman thinks its a good trade, I would do it if I was the Wings. Not many people know more about hockey then Bowman. If this is going to be a package deal then the Wings will trade a forward away not another defensemen. There’s not enough room in the Wings forward lineup to pick up another forward and give nothing away.

  11. OldNord says:

    The player I would like to see in a Habs uniform is Tomas Holmstrom. This guy’s doing a great job in front of the net especially on the power play.

    But I know, this guy is probably not for trade because if Detroit wants to win an another cup, you need a player like that who have not scared at taking hits by the defensemans or even the hits that goalie’s giving behind the legs.

  12. habsoverserver says:

    If Montreal has any pride they either send Brisebois to the minors as far from Quebec as possible or trade him to a team that will not make the playoffs for 20 years. There is no way anyone in Montreal wants to see a guy who was visiting Paris while his team fell out of contention be rewarded. If they send him to Detroit they are sending the wrong message.

    Gilmour to Detroit for a pick is fair, but they should have to take either Juneau or McKay with him for free.

  13. Obcd says:

    you are a moron, you don’t trade a player to punish him you trade him to help your team

  14. habsoverserver says:

    You help your team by sending a message. The message is the organization will no longer cater to the needs of players who let down their teammates. Brisebois was sightseeing while the Habs were slipping out of contention. Any fan with any degree of pride would want to see him aent packing to the minors in Utah until he agreed to a contact buyout.

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