Why not Conroy?

Now, we all know, habs fans or not, Montreal desperately needs that center n.2 to back up Koivu. We also know that Gainey likes the idea of a big, right handed center. A veteran center who is a good two way player, could help youngsters. We also know the Kings are probably looking to get younger up front. You do the math…The first name that comes to mind that fits perfectly is Craig Conroy. The guy has experience, already made it to the finals, produces very well, gives it all every game, the player the habs fans would love to see wearing the ”bleu-blanc-rouge” jersey. Yes I know, we’re all looking for the superstar to bring us to the stanley cup. Yes I know, most of the habs fans want to get a frenchie. But all this is good for the old NHL. Is Rod Brind’amour a superstar? Nope, but probably one of the most useful players in the game, and he’s one of the reasons why the canes won the cup last season with him as their center n.2. I am NOT comparing the two players, but just eliminating this idea that a team needs a bunch of superstars to win the cup. So, back to reality, Conroy counts for 2.4M on the cap. How would Montreal fit him in there? Of course, we have to include the name of youngster alexander perezhogin who I think would fit nice in LA’s group of youngsters such as camalerri, frolov,….In the best of scenario’s, another obvious name is Sheldon Souray who according to various rumors, wants to be closer to his daughter who is in LA. But with the quality and depth of defensemen the Kings have, for now and for the future, I don’t know how much of an option Souray really is. So, the other 1.7M? Well , there are other options such as Bonk(just to even a little the cap) and probably another young player but the rest is up to you. Personally, I love the idea of Conroy back in Montreal, i think it would make the Habs one of the most dangerous groups of forwards in the East, maybe even league.
P.S: This is NOT a rumor, it’s pure speculation based on what seems obvious!

57 Responses to Why not Conroy?

  1. gg_idiot says:

    Uh….maybe you should reread what I said again. I’ll break it down so its easier.

    (1)Richards is better than Lecaver
    (2)Lecaver is better than Ryder
    (3)Thus Richards is better than Ryder

    No where did I say Ryder is better than Richards or Lecavalier. Nor did I say go bruins…

  2. gg_idiot says:

    They did give up Ribeiro for Sakic. Its a long term investment…trade. They free up the capspace now and sign Sakic in the offseason

  3. Aetherial says:

    Oh man, I am always one step behind.

    That Bryan McCabe signing is sure looking great now.

  4. Komisarek says:

    That came from Atherial…a Leafs fan.

    I agree many Habs fan come up with stupid trade examples…just like many Leafs fan come up with ridiculous proposal…One fan making a stupid proposal does not the rest of the fan base that stupid….and yes it applies to every team fans….

    BTW…..Atherial deal is not so that bad…..unless you think Lecavalier is worth half the Habs roster. Who would be stupid enough to send a #1 goalie, a first line foward and a top defenseman for him? San Jose did it for the MVP of the league (Thornton)…..not Lecavalier.

  5. saku_rulz says:

    ill tell you why souray….
    he wants to play, according to the rumors, close to his daughter who lives in LA. also, at the end of the season, he’s UFA so it would be stupid to lose a guy like that. y would montreal lose him? because markov and rivet also are UFA and montreal don’t have enough $$$ to keep them all!probably not anyways….why is souray the odd man out? markov is n.1…..like him or not montreal’s defense is horrible without him….rivet is saku’s best friend and i doubt he’ll leave montreal…he spent his whole career here….so do the math….you have a guy probably the 29 other teams are gonna go after….a ”little” hard to keep him!

  6. saku_rulz says:

    yes ridiculous try but!!me 2 i would give up perezhogin anyday before kostytsin…i even think both will get traded in the next 2-3 yrs max

  7. gg_idiot says:

    Yeah. I think the Leafs should cut Sundin and Wellwood. They are ruining the team chemistry, by trying. I can just imagine how ugly that locker room atmosphere is when they come in and are tired and everyone else is pouring drinks and lighting cigars.

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