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Habs Trade Rumour
November 1, 2017
By Brian Wilde
Brian Wilde reports from today’s practice and discusses a trade rumour that has been floating around.
About Brian Wilde
Brian Wilde has worked in hockey since he was 20. He was the rink side host for the Edmonton Oilers at CTV and Ottawa Senators for Sportsnet. He was also lead reporter on the Montreal Canadiens for 17 years at CTV Montreal.
Agree %100 Brian. Moving Galchenyuk for a player that’s not a certain improvement for the team, would be a grave mistake. The flashes of brilliance are there when you watch Galchenyuk play. Yes there are down shifts/games but that happens with all players. Galchenyuk is a Montreal media scapegoat right now and to run this guy out of town for a player that’s simply big and fast but really doesn’t do much like Kreider would/should make the entire fanbase furious. I get cranky just thinking about it. Kreider isn’t any kind of need for this team.
Also hearing a lot about it possibly being JT Miller for Galchenyuk. Still don’t like it, but it would make a bit more sense as Miller can play C.
I say give Galchenyuk at least two more years. The Seguin situation is a very strong comparison. They let that guy get away too early and for not nearly enough. Let’s not have a replay of that situation. If Galchenyuk goes it needs to be in blockbuster deal, not just a tinker deal that pisses off the fanbase.