SHOULD THE HABS LOOK AT DEMITRA?

Pavel Demitra is in the final year of his contract and (according to several reputable hockey trade rumor sites) is said to be unhappy under Jacques Lemaire.  <br>
Well, the Habs have been looking for a scoring second line centre for sevaral years now. The latest, Grabovski, has NHL speed and talent, but isn’t ready yet for the big show. Demitra, at 32 years of age, will be a good veteran centre whom is a proven goal scorer.

With the Habs, Ryder seems to be in a similar boat: puts up good offensive numbers but fell out of grace from head coach Carboneau.

Therefore, I would speculate the following trade scenario: Ryder-Grabovski-prospect (e.g. Corey Locke or Jaroslav Halak) and second round draft choice to the Wild for Demitra-P.M. Bouchard.

This would be a great trade for the Habs as Bouchard can easily replace Ryder on teh first line (not mentioning that he is french-canadian) and Demitra’s scoring ability and speed will fit right in with the Habs.

The trios would look something like this:
1. HIGGINS-KOIVU-BOUCHARD
2. KOSTITSYN-DEMITRA-KOVALEV
3. LATENDRESSE-PLEKANEC-SMOLINSKI
4. BEGIN-CHICHURA-DANDENAULT (or Kostopoulos)

What do you think?


8 Responses to SHOULD THE HABS LOOK AT DEMITRA?

  1. MtlHabs09 says:

    That is retarded, Montreal gives up way too much for a guy they can sign at the end of the year if they really wanted him… Completely useless, its like giving away all those guys (Ryder, Hala, O'Byrne, 2nd rounder). No matter where Demitra goes, if he even is traded,  very likely won't work out a deal before the end of the year.

  2. habsgod says:

    i agree with mtl habs 09 this trade you proposing is ridiculous!!we'd be giving up way too much in this supposed deal!!!and the return would be minor!!only bouchard would stay long term!!demitra would be a great fit but for only this season!!and when he walks away at year end!!it would be a very lopsided trade in favor of the wild!!!i wouldn't give up grabovski either!!he's a keeper and i think will be a good player for us!!so good ifact that if we give him up he'll come back and make us regret giving him up!!!!

  3. habsgod says:

    i agree with mtl habs 09 this trade you proposing is ridiculous!!we'd be giving up way too much in this supposed deal!!!and the return would be minor!!only bouchard would stay long term!!demitra would be a great fit but for only this season!!and when he walks away at year end!!it would be a very lopsided trade in favor of the wild!!!i wouldn't give up grabovski either!!he's a keeper and i think will be a good player for us!!so good in fact that if we give him up he'll come back and make us regret giving him up!!!!

  4. ICELIZARD says:

    In reply to MtlHabs09 & habsgod, I don't mind being critisized for my trade "speculation" but calling it ridiculous IS ridiculous!!  Do you guys really think Gainey can get two scorers for nothing (which is what you guys are insinuating)?  Yes, I agree that Demitra is a UFA and year's end but so is Ryder!  The Habs obviously are not going to re-sign Ryder but if Demitra works out with the Habs on the second line, I'm sure Gainey will sign him before July 1st, 2008.  

    As per Grabovski being a future star in this league and that the Habs would regret trading him away, I strongly disagree.  Grabovski reminds me very much of Alexander Perezhogin… has the speed and skill, but can't finish a play.  As we know, Perezhogin went from being a potential 1st line scorer to a third line defensive player with the Habs.  Where is Perezhogin now…  Need I say more.  

    For the prospect I suggested, I never mentioned Ryan O'Byrne, you did!  I suggested Locke and Halak… why?  Well, Locke is obviously not in the plans with the Habs and Halak has no future in Montreal since Price is the man.  And in order to insite a GM from another team to trade with you, one needs to spice up the ingredients to make it more appealing.  

    Basically, if we break down the speculated trade, I'm suggesting the following:
    Ryder-prospect for Demitra
    Grabovski and 2nd rounder for P.M. Bouchard (potential 30-40 goal scorer)
    When you break it down this way, it doesn't seem so ridiculous, does it?

     Pop quiz, when was the last time the Habs had a french-canadian whom scored at least 30 goals in one season?  Yes, it's been that long!!!

    ICELIZARD

     

  5. MtlHabs09 says:

    In reply to this ICELIZARD's reply.

    Perezhogin left the team to play in Russia for two years, which I believe will benefit him, and he was up there in terms of the Habs best defensive forwards. May I remind you he had a betterplus minus then anyone on the first two lines…
    You said Montreal won't resign Ryder at year's end???? He is on a1 year contract to prove he should be on the team. Wait until the end of the year to assess Ryder's future with the Canadiens. And how about this… sign Demitra when he becomes a UFA, why sign him in the middle of a season that is supposed to have no chance of going into the playoffs?
    Halak is a wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better backup option to Huet, and if Price were to fall we could rely on Halak to do a decent job replacing him, as he proved that last year…
    I still see trading for Demitra as dumb unless you are a cup contender, and Montreal will be a cup contender in 2009-2010, but defintely not in 2007-2008.

  6. trakman says:

    That is a stupid post.  no basis on anything that makes sense.  If we want him – we can get him.  We will not have to give up what you are suggesting.

    Please get real

  7. HiggyMan89 says:

    This may sound weird, but I think that BOB can't pull off a trade of this magnitude.

  8. Fuzz16 says:

    I agree with everyone else….that is the stupidist trade…..I would take Ryder over demitra any day…plus on top u are giving away Huet and Grabovski!!!!…….Demitra is old and injury prone…….. Huet by himself would be a good trade for Demitra but still will never happen…please be more realistic if u post your blogs please.   Go habs Go!!!!

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