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by The Upper Canadien on 02/27/11 at 03:49 PM ET
So, apparently, tomorrow is a big day for some reason. Some deadline or something. Anyone getting excited? I know I sure am. I’m going to make a couple of predictions, most of which will likely not come true:
1. The Canadiens acquire Dustin Penner from Edmonton, as they are desperate for offence and size up front. They move a package of a top prospect, maybe Jarred Tinordi, Yannick Weber, and a few picks. Habs fans are furious with the trade.
2. The Habs make a depth move for a forward a la the Dominic Moore trade last year. My guess? Chris Neil. He’d be a good fit and the cap hit is right. A pick goes the other way. Habs fans are furious with the trade.
3. Montreal adds another guy who can win face-offs and score a bit. Maybe this will x-nay a Neil trade. Who do they acquire? I could see Chris Higgins coming back and fitting in. I say he costs a fourth. Habs fans, surprisingly, are furious with the trade.
So, that’s it. Those are my predictions. Your thoughts? At least we know this: regardless of whether Pierre Gauthier deals for a star, a scrub, or does nothing at all, Habs fans will be upset and complain about it. Because, well, that’s what we’ve been doing for seventeen years. It’s time to get that Cup back.
Side note: a wildcats prediction for you. Pierre LeBrun says Montreal is out of the Chris Phillips sweepstakes with the Brent Sopel acquisition. Yet they’ve been scouting Ottawa a lot, even since the Sopel trade. Could Jason Spezza be a trade target? Seems unlikely, but that would be an interesting move now wouldn’t it? Pure speculation. But that’s the fun part of Deadline Eve.
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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.
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