flames4eva Posted November 3, 2008 Report Share Posted November 3, 2008 Same here, as much as I'd like to pick up a player like Kovalchuk or Gaborik, people tend to forget that either one would come at a pretty steep price, a Higgins or quite possibly one or both of the Kostitsyns......and I think all three are great players none of whome have hit their peek as far as I'm concered.......also too Montreal is 9-1-1 they've been scoring about four goals a game on a consistant basis....and from what I saw on Saturday night the Kovalev Plekanec Andrei Kostitsyn line is starting to get it into high gear..so why the heck do we need another scorer when we have three pretty decent scoring lines, and anyways a guy like Kovalchuk (as good as he is) might come in and ruin our team chemistry anyways, also a player like Kovalchuk might not always make a team better IMO..... By the way everyone talks about us needing a elite goal scorer....wasn't it Atlanta who had two elite goal scorers in Hossa and Kovalchuk for like two seasons in a row (including last season for the most part)......did it make a difference for them?? no it did not, and would it for us? I doubt it....I am very happy for the most part with the team we have...atleast until the trade deadline I say put these trade rumors to rest Montreal is currentlt 8-1-1... but yes a team with two great players doesn't necessarily guarantee anything. However it is the supporting cast that makes that difference. Montreal would have that supporting cast and then some IMO... even with the eventulity of Saku and Kovalev moving on at some point in the next two to three years. There are players with very good NHL potential in the pipeline and through other acquistions, be it via draft or UFA signings the team will not truly suffer in such a move... again IMO. Losing the Kos-Bros although seemingly drastic is not as bad as it would seem the way I see it. First off, A.Kostitsyn will never be a Kovachuk IMO but will be an excellent second line player (not top three)... and S.Kostitsyn is currently no better than a third liner, if actually that in terms of experience. Higgins will get the nod on the second line mostly because of tenure and experience (he was also a higher draft pick to begin with). I doubt the Habs would have to part with all three in any case. If one Kos-Bro goes I believe that the other goes too. The remainder of any deal would only see a future draft-pick of an unknown quality, perhaps a prospect (I'm sure BG would not part with our best in this case) and some salary dump of players on the bubble. For that I'd make the trade if the dollars fit. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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