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Brandon Smillie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 06.07.2017

Jul 10 @ 4:02 PM ET
Brandon Smillie: Is 29 Year Old Jake Gardiner The Only Option For MTL?
BashCH
Montreal Canadiens
Location: The legendary Don Cherry agrees with me, QC
Joined: 04.27.2010

Jul 10 @ 4:06 PM ET
No to Gardiner.

Only viable options now are either a trade for a good LD/RW or start the season with the group they have and hope for a miracle...
tennisball
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 10.16.2008

Jul 10 @ 4:13 PM ET
With the Hurricanes sacrificing 2 years of ticket revenues to pay for the next 12 months of S Aho’s contract the Habs are forced to move on to the next option to help their hockey club for the upcoming season.

- Brandon Smillie

God you sound jaded.
What about the following 3.5 years when they pay next to nothing for him?
YiptheZip
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.01.2014

Jul 10 @ 4:17 PM ET
I'd forget the LD upgrade unless its a fair trade. Rather invest on a good RW and again via trade.

And it's Chiarot, not Chariot.
Brandon Smillie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 06.07.2017

Jul 10 @ 4:19 PM ET
I'd forget the LD upgrade unless its a fair trade. Rather invest on a good RW and again via trade.

And it's Chiarot, not Chariot.

- YiptheZip


My bad!
ChonDerry
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 04.06.2016

Jul 10 @ 4:22 PM ET
I can offer you Kris Russell or Brandon Manning
BashCH
Montreal Canadiens
Location: The legendary Don Cherry agrees with me, QC
Joined: 04.27.2010

Jul 10 @ 4:25 PM ET
I can offer you Kris Russell or Brandon Manning
- ChonDerry


Alright, we'll give you Karl Alzner. Done Deal.
FinnGod
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: ND
Joined: 01.25.2018

Jul 10 @ 4:36 PM ET
Someone sounds super pissy. Thanks for making Waddell’s Summer easy. $21M is a drop in the bucket for TD. The guy makes that in a month from just TopGolf.

Focus on developing your own players instead of OSing, then maybe your GM and the entire organization wouldn’t be looking like an asshat right now.
Popofjc
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Quebec City, QC
Joined: 02.16.2009

Jul 10 @ 4:38 PM ET
To be fair I think last year Gardiner was not playing on the 1st wave of the PP because Toronto was running a 4 F - 1 D setup with Morgan Rielly in the 1st wave, as they were not the year before. Explain the difference in PP points.

If Gardiner can be had for a reasonable price, I think he could help. The fact that he didn't signed yet seem to point that he could be had for less that was what speculated at the start of free agency too.
WaterBoy
Location: Don't worry I've seen everything, YT
Joined: 06.27.2006

Jul 10 @ 4:38 PM ET
No to Gardiner
DrunkenCanuck
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Fighting a Flock of Dubas Wives, ON
Joined: 07.14.2009

Jul 10 @ 4:40 PM ET

Why sign Gardiner when you can have Phaneuf for a turd of the price.
FinnGod
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: ND
Joined: 01.25.2018

Jul 10 @ 4:40 PM ET
God you sound jaded.
What about the following 3.5 years when they pay next to nothing for him?

- tennisball

Exactly^ Very easy long term investment. it was a ridiculous and poorly constructed offer sheet.

It was a publicity stunt so habs fans are tricked into thinking Bergevin is trying. It shows how arrogant they and some of their fans are thinking they could bully a smaller franchise with money in SBs
Kevin R
Calgary Flames
Location: E5 = It aint gonna happen.
Joined: 02.10.2010

Jul 10 @ 4:43 PM ET
Brandon Smillie: Is 29 Year Old Jake Gardiner The Only Option For MTL?
- Brandon Smillie

Brodie would match well with Weber, just cost you Juulsen & a 2nd rounder.


We can also add Frolik of another one of your 2nds & a 3rd
obie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Oshawa, ON
Joined: 09.17.2005

Jul 10 @ 4:46 PM ET
Someone sounds super pissy. Thanks for making Waddell’s Summer easy. $21M is a drop in the bucket for TD. The guy makes that in a month from just TopGolf.

Focus on developing your own players instead of OSing, then maybe your GM and the entire organization wouldn’t be looking like an asshat right now.

- FinnGod


If it was that easy why didn't the Canes offer him that contract to begin with? Obviously it was an issue or Aho wouldn't have talked to Montreal at all....

The Carolina Hurricanes and one of their 12 fans calling out the Habs organization lol now I've heard it all!

Your star player signed a deal to play for this asshat organization, what does that say about the Canes franchise?
obie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Oshawa, ON
Joined: 09.17.2005

Jul 10 @ 4:49 PM ET
Exactly^ Very easy long term investment. it was a ridiculous and poorly constructed offer sheet.

It was a publicity stunt so habs fans are tricked into thinking Bergevin is trying. It shows how arrogant they and some of their fans are thinking they could bully a smaller franchise with money in SBs

- FinnGod



You realize this league is based on competition right? And if he saw an opportunity to try and take advantage of one of the league's sh!tiest franchises, so be it.... this is the NHL, where the big boys play, you wanna cry more about your b!tch franchise getting bullied? You belong in the AHL!!
obie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Oshawa, ON
Joined: 09.17.2005

Jul 10 @ 4:49 PM ET
No to Gardiner
- WaterBoy


Damn right!
koarik91
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Hockey's capital, QC
Joined: 07.01.2006

Jul 10 @ 5:06 PM ET
I'd say no to Juolevi as well. He seems to be injured all the time.
apex123
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.23.2016

Jul 10 @ 5:48 PM ET
Exactly^ Very easy long term investment. it was a ridiculous and poorly constructed offer sheet.

It was a publicity stunt so habs fans are tricked into thinking Bergevin is trying. It shows how arrogant they and some of their fans are thinking they could bully a smaller franchise with money in SBs

- FinnGod

Poor little Canes fans are still butthurt about being slighted. Can you (frank) off already? None of us give a poop about your 12 fans or your team.
apex123
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.23.2016

Jul 10 @ 5:53 PM ET
No to Gardiner.

Only viable options now are either a trade for a good LD/RW or start the season with the group they have and hope for a miracle...

- BashCH

Agreed. Alzner 2.0. If he was to sign not a dime over 4million for 4 years. Highly overrated player.
JiggsDinner
Montreal Canadiens
Location: st. johns, NF
Joined: 08.27.2010

Jul 10 @ 6:14 PM ET
Do you think he became a billionaire by donating his own money without any return? He’s not running a charity
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 10 @ 6:28 PM ET
Agreed. Alzner 2.0. If he was to sign not a dime over 4million for 4 years. Highly overrated player.
- apex123


In fairness, Jake is much more talente and built for today's game.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 10 @ 6:28 PM ET
Agreed. Alzner 2.0. If he was to sign not a dime over 4million for 4 years. Highly overrated player.
- apex123


In fairness, Jake is much more talente and built for today's game.
apex123
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 06.23.2016

Jul 10 @ 6:50 PM ET
In fairness, Jake is much more talente and built for today's game.
- RogerRoeper

Not disputing that, but the thought of paying first pairing money for an ok #4 defenseman is revolting.
Hardbalz
Joined: 06.08.2011

Jul 10 @ 7:46 PM ET
It would have to be more than Joulevi coming back. Leafs gave up a first for one year of Marleau. And there are still Leaf fans waving the Dubas flag. Four guys making ten mil and eleven players barely over the minimum. And Barrie wants 8M to extend or he goes UFA. Unbelievable. Leafs were looking good before Tavares signing. I was starting to worry they might actually win a cup. No longer
walshyleafsfan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: I really don't care about Nylander, I really hope he gets injured and is out - Makita
Joined: 07.14.2011

Jul 10 @ 8:05 PM ET
I hope very much so
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