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1 minute ago, H_T_L said:

I was disgusted with the PK trade and now this twit follows it up with another bonehead.  

My 3 favorite players a couple of years ago were Subban, Eller, and Galchenyuk. All exciting players, all dedicated and honest, all hated by management and dealt away. The first two have had tons of success away from the Habs. Expect the same from AG.

Trying to think of who I really like who's left... Mete, Hudon, Carr, Lehkonen, Petry, Danault. Although to be honest, I don't love any of these guys (yet) as much as I liked the 3 guys above, nor as much as I loved the Koivu's, Kovalev's, Souray's, Naslund's, Petrov's, Markov's, and so on. This team just isn't an easy team to cheer for, and they keep trading away the most exciting guys.

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1 minute ago, Windoe said:

I understand why he traded Galchenyuk, I just don't like the return (again).

The only thing I can think of is someone else wants Domi, and we're going to flip Domi + x to get what we really need...but I highly doubt it.

 

 

That would require some forethought. This GM is devoid of any sense what so ever.

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Just now, BigTed3 said:

My 3 favorite players a couple of years ago were Subban, Eller, and Galchenyuk. All exciting players, all dedicated and honest, all hated by management and dealt away. The first two have had tons of success away from the Habs. Expect the same from AG.

Trying to think of who I really like who's left... Mete, Hudon, Carr, Lehkonen, Petry, Danault. Although to be honest, I don't love any of these guys (yet) as much as I liked the 3 guys above, nor as much as I loved the Koivu's, Kovalev's, Souray's, Naslund's, Petrov's, Markov's, and so on. This team just isn't an easy team to cheer for, and they keep trading away the most exciting guys.

Yep

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I give up

what was the point of this? I don't even care that we're got the worse player but LW for LW.... we are spinning our wheels. I had a glimmer of hope but its gone now. I am 100% done with MB and I'm pretty sure I was the last holdout. Not drinking any molson beer either (not that I would have)

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A sideways vote of confidence in Scherbek?  Trying to see what MB is seeing here (keeping Molson happy by saving him millions?). This appears to give a shot to Carr and may mean we have doubled our Max quota for next year as we can afford to sign MP. I am sure there are a few more moves coming and this may be some insurance on Shaw who may get moved now due to his recent injuries. 

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http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/canadiens-trade-alex-galchenyuk-for-arizonas-max-domi

 

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin better hope this trade works out — but at first glance it sure doesn’t look good.

Late Friday night, the Canadiens traded Alex Galchenyuk to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Max Domi.

That’s it … nothing else coming back to Montreal for the player Bergevin selected with the No. 3 overall pick at the 2012 NHL Draft during his first year on the job.

To give Bergevin the benefit of the doubt for now, this might be the first of several moves he makes this summer after the Canadiens missed the playoffs for the second time in three years under his watch and finished 28th in the overall NHL standings with a 29-40-13 record. Domi can become a restricted free agent on July 1, while Galchenyuk has two seasons left on his three-year, US$14.7-million contract with an annual $4.9-million salary-cap hit.

After drafting Galchenyuk, Bergevin told TSN’s James Duthie: “That’s the guy we were focused on from Day 1 since I took over. We were glad that he was there at (No.) 3.”

Bergevin will have the No. 3 overall pick again at this year’s NHL Draft next Friday night in Dallas.

He’s a big centre … they don’t come by,” Bergevin told Duthie after drafting Galchenyuk. “When they do, you draft them because you can’t really trade for one because, for one, they’re not available. Down the middle for me has to be a strength and he fits the bill.”

Galchenyuk never really did fit the bill with the Canadiens under Bergevin’s watch despite scoring 30 goals and adding 26 assists while playing mostly centre during the 2015-16 season. Before the start of last season, Bergevin said Galchenyuk couldn’t play centre in the NHL and the GM repeated the same thing at the end of this season, after Galchenyuk posted 19-32-51 totals to finish second in team scoring behind Brendan Gallagher, who had 32-23-54 totals.

Either Galchenyuk wasn’t willing to learn what the Canadiens coaches wanted him to do at centre — especially in his own end — or the coaches weren’t able to get their message across. But the player who seemed to have so much potential when the Canadiens drafted him — and still does at age 24 — is now gone to Arizona for the 23-year-old Domi, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound left-winger.

The Coyotes selected Domi — the son of former NHL tough-guy Tie Domi — 12th overall at the 2013 NHL Draft and he had an impressive rookie season, posting 18-34-52 totals in 2015-16. But Domi’s production has dropped since then with 9-29-38 totals in 2016-17 and 9-36-45 totals this past season.

Over the years, it was getting hard to tell whether Galchenyuk was more fed up with the Canadiens or they were more fed up with him. While Jonathan Drouin struggled playing out of position at centre during his first year with the Canadiens after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning last summer in exchange for top defence prospect Mikhail Sergachev, Galchenyuk never got a sniff at centre. Even after injuries to other centres, Paul Byron was moved from wing to centre instead of giving Galchenyuk a chance.

The Galchenyuk trade comes exactly one year after the Drouin trade.

When asked after this season if Galchenyuk might play centre next season, Bergevin said: “Centre position … he hasn’t played centre all year. I’m still not sold on that and, to be honest with you, I don’t think he will be. I’m trying to be transparent with you. I think he’s gotten better. He had a tough start, he’s gotten better … his compete level. He’s a good kid, he wants to do well. But like the rest of us he had a tough year.”

Galchenyuk has said in the past he wanted to stay in Montreal, but he must have been smiling after the trade was announced Friday night. Now he’ll get a fresh start with a new team and might move back to centre.

Maybe Galchenyuk will be like Nathan Beaulieu, who struggled with the Buffalo Sabres this season after the Canadiens traded him last summer, or maybe he’ll be like Lars Eller, who helped the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup this season after the Canadiens traded him two summers ago.

I think Galchenyuk will shine in a new location just like Eller, although Galchenyuk still has some growing up to do on and off the ice. A fresh start will do him good.

“I think life in general … you have a bad day there’s always the next day to make a difference and that’s how I see it,” Galchenyuk said when he met with reporters in Brossard after the Canadiens’ season finished. “I had a bad year. There’s next season to improve. Start fresh and start from scratch. I already can’t wait to stand here and talk about next year.”

John Chayka, the Coyotes’ president of hockey operations and general manager, had this to say about Galchenyuk on the team’s website after Friday night’s trade: “Alex is a skilled, productive forward who has scored 30 goals in this league. We’re excited to add another elite young player to our core group moving forward.”

As for Domi, Chayka said: “Max is a talented player and a good person. Montreal will provide him with a fresh start. We wish him all the best in the future.”

It’s a fresh start for two young players — but the thinking here is the Coyotes will get the better of this trade.

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Congratulations Mr Bergevin, you may have outdone yourself. I thought Subban for Weber was bad. I thought Drouin for Sergachev was terrible but this?    

The only person who can possibly be happy about this trade is Houle because suddenly he's not the worst GM in franchise history. 

 

Pitiful.

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