TheRussianRocket. Posted November 27, 2015 Share Posted November 27, 2015 http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/friedman-watch-canadiens-on-trade-front/ Quote Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary's Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On his cliff hanger involving the Montreal Canadiens from his weekend 'Headlines' segment, where he intimated the Canadiens were about to make a big move: "Well, the reason I kind of did that is I'm not sure what they are going to do, but everybody is saying just watch out for them. They're trying. They know their window is two years. Because then they've got to extend Price and they’ve got to extend Pacioretty the year after that. So I think they're all in. "The name you hear a lot is Eller, but one GM said to me – he laughed and said, 'You hear that name every three months.' "But I do think that Marc Bergevin is smart enough to look at his roster and say, 'We've got a couple of years to do this before we have to start doing some big-time contract extensions.' "So I think they're going to go for it when they see they're as close as they are now." On if they're looking to add a defenseman or a forward: "I think they’re looking at both." Makes sense why they'd want to win now in the next couple of years. After that, going to have to break the bank and it'll handicap them from making moves. Plus they are a top 5 team in the league and their time is truly now. Enter Vrbata? Makes too much sense. Canadiens short on top 6 scoring RW's. Gallagher being their only one, needed another since before the start of the season and now with him injured, could definitely use one. Torrey Mitchell is out too and he's been their 2nd best RW. At the moment, Montreal's top RW is Devante-Smith Pelly lol. ...another team that would make sense is Nashville. Poille said a few days ago he's open to adding a scoring winger. Leading up to TD, there should be a lot of teams wanting a top 6 scorer or a top 4 dman...definitely won't be a shortage of calls for JB. Can't wait to see how it plays out. If management plays their cards right, could very well get the last real returns of the old core and fully transition to a new beginning. Benning and Linden have done good jobs with their other trades and have gotten crucial pieces back...especially with the demand teams will have, certain they'll be able to get back fair value at the least. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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