Why would the Habs want Aucoin?

One had to wonder where this rumor came from and why someone would think it makes sense. But if you go to the TSN website and look at their trade deadline rumor list there it is the first player listed. I for one can’t see why Montreal would want to aquire Aucoin, because if they want to pay that kind of money to a D man wouldn’t you think they would just give that money to Souray or Markov. I am interested in hearing if anybody has logical reasoning why Montreal would make any kind of move to get Aucoin.


”A recent rumour had him possibly going to Montreal for Craig Rivet and Sergei Samsonov.”