|Fail for Nail should be Montreal`s mantra|
Remember the year the Flyers stunk it up and then got right back on the postseason horse the following year? That's what can happen here. They finished with only 22 wins in 2006-2007 and selected James Van Riemsdyk second overall. Nothing wrong with that! They haven't missed the postseason since.
And this whole notion about Habs fans not tolerating a losing season or two. Who the hell do you think you are? You haven't won the cup in 18 years and counting and you've been the epitome of mediocrity over the last two decades. Get your collective heads out of your asses, realize the limits of this abysmal season and support Fail for Nail. It's the only sensible thing to do.
So here's what the Canadiens can do. At the trading deadline, trade your free agents-to-be:
- Hall Gill and a third round pick for a first round pick and a depth AHL defenseman
- Travis Moen for a second round pick and a young player fringe prospect
- Andrei Kostitsyn for a first round pick
If a contending team feels like they're a good penalty kill unit away from winning the Stanley Cup, then Gill will command a strong price. He is arguably a top five league defenseman on the PK. He also has size and a cup ring.
Moen is headed for career highs in points on a non-scoring team. He also has a cup ring. Many believe he'll only fetch a mid-level pick, but if the demand is there for him, then one team may up its offer.
Kostitsyn has tantalizing talents but has never really delivered on them consistently. Still, there's always the possibility he gets hot for the next ten games. If that happens, coupled with a team needing one more top six forward, in their eyes, to win the cup, then AK could fetch a king's ransom. We'll find out.