I would trade Gionta, Moen, Gill, Campolli, Weber ,Kaberle, Cammalleri and would buy out gomez or send him down the minors.
and I would do it soon so the Habs could only drop in ranking, This way Price and Subban would lose value and would be easier to resign, I would also resign AK46 long term, I love this guy, he doesn't get much ice-time and rarely see him on the PP and he still put the best numbers on that team.
I would bring up young players from hamilton and finish this year with whatever is left of that team, from trading the players mentioned above this would get the habs a few decent pick(s), I would wait to see what Beaulieu, Tino, Kristo, Gallagher and Benett could do next training camping only THEN i would attempt to make trade(s) to aquire experienced players.
If the habs rush and let Gauthier make more decisions this year it could hurt them in the long run, plus you dont want to bring a new GM, Coach(es) or players in this environment, I say let the people in charge sink the ship, finish the season then fire everybody and start fresh.
The problem with the habs is they always sign whats leftover not what they need. Before they got Gomez, Gionta and Cammy everyone were sayin how much the Habs needed size but once again Gainey settled for undersized players.
This time the Habs should free up some cap and use it wisely!
I still and will always wondered why Gomez cost what it did??? I will never understand and since that move i lost all respect for Gainey and Gauthier both, that move put the habs back a few years!]]>