It appears that Patrick Marleau is the new Vincent Lecavalier. With the trade rumors swirling, one has to ask... will San Jose's captain end up in La Belle Province? My answer? Yes. According to Rogers Sportsnet, Patrick Marleau and Evgeni Nabokov were asked by Sharks GM Doug Wilson to waive their No Trade Clauses, in the same report it was revealed that the both agreed. There is no question that Nabokov will not be trade to the Habs, but here are the reasons why I think Patrick Marleau will be...
Reason 1: Sharks want to dump salary
Reason 2: Habs are looking for a big 2nd line centre
Reason 3: After not re-signing Kovalev or Koivu, most Habs fans want to see this happen!!
On a recent episode of TSN's Off The Record(OTR) with Micheal Landsburg, Gorges Laraque revealed that New Habs Head Coach, Jacques Martin, had told him that he probably wouldn't crack the starting line up next season, which explains the signing of Travis Moen. But what does this have to do with Patrick Marleau? I think Laraque would be part of the deal. Here's what I think the Three way deal would look like.
To Habs: Patrick Marleau, Jody Shelly Christan Erhoff Cap Hit: 7.9 M
To San Jose: Dany Heatly, Jaroslav Halak Cap Hit: 8.1 M
To Ottawa: Tomas Plekanek, Milan Michalek, Gorges Laraque Cap Hit: 6 M
Here is what I think the Habs 2010 lines will look like..
LW- Mike Cammalleri C- Patrick Marleau RW- Anderi Kostitsyn
LW- Matt D'gostini C- Scott Gomez RW- Brian Gionta
LW- Travis Moen C- Maxim Lapierre RW- Max Pacioretty
LW- Sergi Kostitsyn C- Glenn Metropolit RW- Jody Shelly
D Line 1
LD- Jaroslav Spachek RD- Andrei Markov
D Line 2
LD- Paul Mara RD- Roman Hamrlik
D Line 3
LD- Josh Gorges RD- Hal Gill
S: Carey Price
B.U: Curtis Sanford
This is my first HockeyBuzz blog so please leave constructive comments, my next blog will be about whether the Habs make the playoffs and if P.K Subban has a place on this next in the next three years.
Till next week, Allan Rayer(A.K.A habsteen26)