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Two Habs tidbits

Obviously a quiet time for Montreal news, given that, ya know, we missed the playoffs. However, two bits of news:

1) Nashville’s Francis Bouillon acknowledged that he would listen if Montreal called this summer. A fan favourite, Bouillon was jettisoned by Gainey & Co. in 2009. However, he was a fan favourite, and if he’s on the market, my money is on the Canadiens giving him a call. They could do much worse than having a physical, committed sixth defenceman - especially after the Chris Campoli experiment.

2) Rumours that the Canadiens have narrowed the list of candidates for GM. Two names that apparently made the cut - Brisebois, Julien and McGuire, Pierre. No surprises there. One also figures that Patrick Roy is on that list. We also know Blair Mackasey was interviewed. So, still no news, but progress is being made.

And finally, a thought: if you’re GM this summer, do you phone up Brian Burke and offer an exchange of Tomas Kaberle for Mike Komisarek? Exchange one problem for another? Sure, Komisarek is past his prime, but they make essentially the same money and would be going back to where they each had their finest days. Plus, Komi did pair very well with Andrei Markov.

Just a crazy thought, on a drizzly, cold April Saturday.

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Totally agree the Komisarek for Kaberle trade makes sense on a certain level. What is really evident in that discussion is the utter incompetence of the 2 General Managers who actually acquired those 2 players and thought they would have a benefit for their respective teams.

Posted by BlackXinu on 04/23/12 at 10:05 AM ET

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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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