We need to get rid of Plekanec someway and somehow, and let Higgy take over the second line, Higgy is gonna be a star in this league if he stays healthy. So much for Higgy being our future captain like they use to say when they drafted him.
Lecavalier would be huge for the Habs, but I'm willing to bet the Habs are the 29th team in the NHL that Brian Lawton would even consider dealing Vinny too. Can you honestly blame Bob Gainey for his comments 3 three weeks ago criticizing Lawton after he publicly stated the Habs offered Plekanec, Higgins, Gorges, Suppan, 1st rounder, in which turn lead to another distraction for the already struggling Habs, as you could see by Plekanec's performance the last 2 months of his what I would call, last games as a Hab if I were G.M.. As much as I'd love to see Vinny playing for the Habs, its looking very unlikely that will happen...
I don't know why this is back, but I was pretty accurate about who they got rid of, just not so accurate on who they got. Not so bad for half a world a way! Keep up the gossip posting, nice reading for us down south who cannot watch a game or find a paper that mentions ice hockey! Thanks to all!
Here is some ideas, how about a 2nd rounder for Chris Neil since we need a tough guy and he can also put the puck in the net and how about AK and a prospect for Dustin Penner.
I think the only way the Habs truly get to "the next level" is to get bigger. It is great having some smaller skilled guys, but this is not the early 80's any longer(unfortunately, that was some great hockey)) and a small team like they have is not going to cut it.
Teams like Philly and Boston will run them over... I'm not sure there is one player out there that makes them significantly better, or better to the point they are in the upper echelon of the league.
I think though, your proposed deals make some sense. Neil would definitely help. I think you might be a little light on what it will take to get Penner, but you're on the right track.
This is going to sound stupid, but I think this team has to be completely re-shaped. Move out whatever vetran contracts you can,( Gomez is IMO almost unmoveable, with his contract, I like Cammi & Gionta) They have drafted terrible over the past 25 years, and haven't really had a marquee guy since back in the early 90's.(Roy)
A guy like Rick Nash comes to mind. A big guy who can score, and is still young is what this team needs. It would take alot to aquire him, and he is the type who needs a supporting cast, but he would be a guy I would be targeting if I were the Habs..................