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Nathan Beaulieu Dealt to Sabres for 3rd Round Pick

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xXx..CK..xXx    157
22 minutes ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

 

Even though it would still leave gaping holes at FW, I could probably handle losing Galy for a young puck-moving D-man with, say, #2 potential. Who that might be, I have no idea.

Let's trade Galchenyuk for Sergachev and Beaulieu. Would be a pretty good return. 

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PMAC    81
34 minutes ago, dlbalr said:

 

It sounds like Scandella plus a forward was the deal the Habs were targeting for Galchenyuk from Minnesota.

Would it be too much to ask that the forward be a centre

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xXx..CK..xXx    157
1 hour ago, hab29RETIRED said:

The fact that he was willing to drop the gloves doesn't make him a team player.

Yeah but he seemed to always speak highly about his teammates as well, wanting the best for them. It's all good. The Sabres will like him and at the same time we likely won't miss him too much in the end.

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34 minutes ago, xXx..CK..xXx said:

Let's trade Galchenyuk for Sergachev and Beaulieu. Would be a pretty good return. 

 

:lol:

 

Sadly, you are correct

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Neech    85

Wow, our defense is sh*t for next year, and I don't see how Bergy fixes it without giving up offense we can't afford to lose.  Disappointing to see our high hopes for Beaulieu end in a frickin 3rd.  That said, at least we're spared another year of wishing and hoping for this goober to get it together.  He might establish himself as a solid second pairing guy in Buffalo, but maybe he'll always frustrate; it certainly wasn't easy to root for N8. 

 

Maybe it's easier for players to make a leap in maturity in their second NHL city, especially if it's coming after the fishbowl of Montreal. I Wouldn't be surprised if other guys who were drafted here wish it was their turn for a fresh start.  

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bbp    36

Whoever trades for Beaulieu has to protect him over another guy who they might lose to Vegas... his value is going to be hit in that situation.

 

(Plus n8 is most likely going to be a bottom pairing guy and hockey people know it)

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nihilz    24

Has all this expansion draft posturing made people forget that there will still be a draft and UFA period? Still lots of opportunity for improvement.

 

In retrospect Beaulieu for Girgensons would have been fantastic.

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So MB didn't want to loose him to Vegas for nothing...a third round pick is basically nothing. If he was here perhaps Vegas would have picked him thus we wouldn't loose Hudon or someone else for nothing.

 

His value would have been higher after the expansion draft because whoever traded for him would have to protect him.

 

I'm not sad that he is gone it just seems like MB didn't think this through.

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Stogey24    277

'This also is an ironic change from Marc Bergevin’s build-through-the-draft approach. This trade means the Canadiens have traded their 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2016 first-round picks — all by Bergevin — while reportedly shopping their 2012 first-round pick"

 

This team has zero direction 

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15 hours ago, DON said:

I listened to him and brain smarts does not seem his strong suit. Who knows, he may play top 4 in Buffalo, do fine and improve as he gets older?

 

DON doesn't like N8 because management didn't like N8.

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Scott462    59

Honestly I don't think Weber and Price were too happy with Nate either just judging from their interactions with him throughout last season.

 

His whole "I did not learn anything" when he was a healthy scratch. I'm sure the team had just about enough of him from the leadership to management.

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Meller93    124

Personally my thoughts are about what CK's are. Always liked and continue to like Beaulieu, and think he won't look back and be a top 4 in Buff for the foreseeable future. Expect about 35 points from him next season.

 

that being said, I'm not really upset by the trade either. There's no doubt he's had his troubles, and MTL would have lost him for nothing anyway. Considering that everyone will lose something, I'm glad we got an early 3rd in return. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Stogey24 said:

'This also is an ironic change from Marc Bergevin’s build-through-the-draft approach. This trade means the Canadiens have traded their 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2016 first-round picks — all by Bergevin — while reportedly shopping their 2012 first-round pick"

 

This team has zero direction 

 

That is just brutal. Five first round picks dealt and what we have to show is a second-round exit, a DNQ, and a first-round exit, from a team that has addressed none of its basic weaknesses over that span. Welcome to Leafsland.

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Stogey24    277
3 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

 

That is just brutal. Five first round picks dealt and what we have to show is a second-round exit, a DNQ, and a first-round exit, from a team that has addressed none of its basic weaknesses over that span. Welcome to Leafsland.

Joke 

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zumpano21    44

Late to the thread.

 

Has anyone posited that MB was told by VGK that they were gunning for Nate but MB couldn't swing a good deal? 

 

Hence, Nate gone for a nickel?

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JoeLassister    287
17 hours ago, zumpano21 said:

Late to the thread.

 

Has anyone posited that MB was told by VGK that they were gunning for Nate but MB couldn't swing a good deal? 

 

Hence, Nate gone for a nickel?

Dunno.

 

What's best ?

 

Nate for nothing.

or

Nate + Hudon for a 3rd.

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JGC21    52
On 2017-06-17 at 8:05 PM, Machine of Loving Grace said:

There were photos. He wasn't there.

 

He ran, he is faster on his feet than his skates.

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BCHabnut    172
55 minutes ago, JoeLassister said:

Dunno.

 

What's best ?

 

Nate for nothing.

or

Nate + Hudon for a 3rd.

ouch

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DON    35
1 hour ago, JoeLassister said:

Dunno.

 

What's best ?

 

Nate for nothing.

or

Nate + Hudon for a 3rd.

Or Nate the Great for a 3rd (Benn is much cheaper and better defensively) and one player picked by Vegas.

 

Or is Martin Lemay correct and has them taking Plekanec instead. http://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690/lemay-vegas-will-select-plekanec-1.782769

 

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4 minutes ago, DON said:

Or Nate the Great for a 3rd (Benn is much cheaper and better defensively) and one player picked by Vegas.

 

Or is Martin Lemay correct and has them taking Plekanec instead. http://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690/lemay-vegas-will-select-plekanec-1.782769

 

 

That'd be frigging great news

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JGC21    52

Just like everybody over-values Beaulieu, they're doing the same with Hudon.

 

Vegas takes Plekanec.  He's $6M for one year and becomes their defensive forward specialist.

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JoeLassister    287
2 hours ago, JGC21 said:

Just like everybody over-values Beaulieu, they're doing the same with Hudon.

 

Vegas takes Plekanec.  He's $6M for one year and becomes their defensive forward specialist.

that would make my day.

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dlbalr    691
6 hours ago, JoeLassister said:

Dunno.

 

What's best ?

 

Nate for nothing.

or

Nate + Hudon for a 3rd.

 

Is there really that much of a difference? 

 

Put on a GM hat for a moment - do you think Hudon is worth a 2nd round pick on his own?  (Keeping in mind he's no longer waiver exempt and has all of six games of NHL experience, both are concerns for someone who'd want to take him.)  I don't think he'd get that.  If Hudon gets taken in option two, the pick they got for Beaulieu is equivalent to about peak value (if not a bit better) for Hudon which would then make the same as Beaulieu for nothing which is your first scenario.  Value wise, there isn't a big gap between the two options unless you're more optimistic about Hudon's NHL future than I am.

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Commandant    632

early 3rd rounder > Hudon's value on the open market. 

 

Which is why i still think the Knights will take someone else from us. 

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