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Just watching some TSN, and there is speculation that the Habs will trade P.K Subban and the 3rd overall pick to the Oilers for the 1st overall pick. Straight up, I think this is a bad deal for the Habs. Trading a young, semi-proven, future star in Subban and the 3rd overall pick for essentially Nail Yakupov (completely unproven) . I would totally take this deal if Edmonton was willing to offer up someone else. Below are the offers I'd accept if I were the Habs' Brass...

To EDM: P.K Subban, 3rd overall pick in 2012, conditional 1st rounder in 2013

To MTL: 1st overall pick in 2012, Magnus Paajarvi, Ladislav Smid

The condition to the pick in 2013 is if Montreal makes the playoffs next year. But really, I think this is a win-win.. Edmonton gets a bonafide 1st pairing defender, plus the 2 picks. Montreal on the other hand gets Yakupov, a serviceable defender in Smid and a wild card in Paajarvi.

To EDM: Brian Gionta, P.K Subban, Yannick Weber, the 3rd overall pick in 2012 and 2013 conditional 1st rounder

To MTL: 1st overall pick, Jordan Eberle and 2013 5th round pick

Again, same condition. But, this time Oilers get veteren scoring depth in Gionta, still gets Subban, and gets another promising D in Weber. Not sure how Oilers fans would react to trading Eberle but IMO this deal is worth it, because Eberle would get lost in the depth of the Oilers wingers. He'd be better off on another team.

Okay, last trade suggestion for you here...

To EDM: P.K Subban, Rene Bourque, Brendon Nash, Alain Berger and the 3rd overall pick in 2012

To MTL: 1st overall pick in 2012, Linus Omark, Corey Potter and a 3rd round pick in 2012

I like this one the best, because it is the most even sided presented.. Brendon Nash is a pretty good prospect and is slated to become atleast a decent 2nd pairing defender some day in the NHL. Berger is slated to become a 3rd line scorer. Bourque is moved to make room for Omark/Yakupov. Omark is interesting because he wants out of Oil Country. If he wants to play in Montreal, He'd certainly be welcomed. Potter is a quality defender and would no doubt start the year in Montreal. I love this deal, and if Montreal were to offer this, I would take it if I were Tambellini. Thanks for reading.
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June 21, 2012 1:05 PM ET | Delete
June 21, 2012 1:09 PM ET | Delete
gator is off his rocker again, the habs have nothing anybody in the nhl want, excluding carey price, subban is overrated!
June 21, 2012 1:11 PM ET | Delete
these offers are just terrible.
June 21, 2012 1:55 PM ET | Delete
Last deal is the most reasonable. Eberle is "untouchable" and Oilers love Smid, I can't see either of these guys moving anytime soon.
June 21, 2012 2:31 PM ET | Delete
"serviceable D man in Smid"... lol, he was a beast last season. easily our best defender. played the toughest minutes and finished a plus 4. He might even be MTLs best d man it's close between him and Gorges.
June 21, 2012 2:41 PM ET | Delete
And people thought the deal I suggested in my blog was ridiculous??? LOL!
June 21, 2012 4:11 PM ET | Delete
that second deal is hilarious. Eberle getting lost in the oiler's depth? he is their best winger. why would they want a small player past their prime and weber is basically worthless. Habs will not make the playoffs next year so that conditional first is nothing. the third one is not bad. Its essentially subban and the third and bourque and crap for 1st and crap. Edmonton would win that one for sure though.
June 21, 2012 4:51 PM ET | Delete
Why do you think Montreal would make deals like these? Why do you think they would want Yakupov? I doubt that he will amount to much. Yakupov is just another hyped-up over-rated Russian! Your scenarios are beyond ridiculous. Subban will NOT be traded...he is a future All-Star D-man. Montreal will stick with their pick. IMO
June 21, 2012 4:52 PM ET | Delete
Message PostedPhillyD39......."the habs have nothing anybody in the nhl want".Really? Try again.
June 21, 2012 6:25 PM ET | Delete
Yakupov is not over rated. Unless he has injury troubles, I can see him being a 40-40 guy.
June 21, 2012 7:28 PM ET | Delete
40-40 guy hey.... just like that kid back in 92'....geez...what was his name...oh right....Daigle. The next great one. My point is that what they do in Junior hockey is not a reasonable indicator of what they will accomplish in the NHL. If you look at the history of Russian players (with a few exceptions being the minority), I certainly would NOT bet my money on any of them. IMO
June 21, 2012 9:32 PM ET | Delete
Geez this Richard cloutier blogger is terrible, makes no sense, doesn't get his fact right, if Calgary wants to move down in the draft it's to get more picks, the leafs haven't talked to Vancouver about luongo today and they will have luongo for 10 for years if they want a top 10 pick and a high prospect, I want whatever cloutier is smoking!!
June 21, 2012 11:16 PM ET | Delete
June 21, 2012 11:40 PM ET | Delete
Not sure if you guys knew but this was supposed to be a funny blog.. sorry for the mis-conception.. I think its laughable that Montreal trades Subban, said it from the start.. again sorry for the mis-conception
June 22, 2012 4:19 AM ET | Delete
The only one that is good for the oilers is the last one. Eberle doesnt get traded in any scenario.
June 22, 2012 4:20 AM ET | Delete
Eberle wont get lost on any teams depth chart... Hes a budding superstar
June 22, 2012 11:33 AM ET | Delete
I can see PK moving to EDM they need a ready to go D and PK needs a change of scenery. Would I like to see Yakupov with us YES...not sure what the heck will happen but I can't wait to see tonight!!! Happy Draft Day everyone!!!
June 22, 2012 3:00 PM ET | Delete
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