Drouin is a headcase. Sergachev will continue to improve. We have no problem finding 50 point forwards.I wouldn’t - neither are the sticks that stir the drink, but Habs for the better part of 40-years have more difficulty finding offensively gifted forwards than D
I didn't mind the deal at the time for that very reason, but I've been underwhelmed by Drouin. I also thought the hype around Sergachev was overblown.I wouldn’t - neither are the sticks that stir the drink, but Habs for the better part of 40-years have more difficulty finding offensively gifted forwards than D
You missed the key word in your rant. “French”!I will maintain what I wrote in thread when the trade was discussed, as time seems to have proven me right.
The trade, in of itself at face value, is not bad. In fact, in terms of pure value, we might have had the upper hand.
However, it was completely and utterly illogical to trade Sergachev, a young player with high upside on a cheap deal for 3 years in a position of organizational weakness at left D (fast forward 3 years later, it's still an organizational weakness), for a player in Drouin who needed a new contract, had fallen out of favor in the organization, who was surpassed by Brayden Point in the organizational depth chart and plays the same position as the organizational strength: on wing.
Who do you think has buyers remorse, Tampa Bay (who used that freed up capspace in part to sign their top-end guys?) or Montreal (who has spun its wheels)?
We traded cheap labor that filled an organizational weakness for pricey labor to reinforce a position of strength. And then we tried to convert Drouin into a center, a position he only played in his last year of Junior because he was so damn good that it didn't matter what position he played in?
A complete ****-up.
Rumor has it that Timmins would have drafted Cam York if both of them were there at no. 15. If so, the Flyers saved them.The funny part about Caufield is that the Habs were kind of forced to take him. Had he not dropped they would have likely have chosen some not so offensive player.