It’s about time Bob Gainey put Garth Murray on waivers again and freed up some room for a player who will play or at the very least, push the other players for playing time. I liked Murray’s hustle and toughness on the ice but he is extremely limited as far as talent is concerned. He was also comfortable being in the press box without complaining, a true team player. Unfortunately, having a Garth Murray on the sidelines isn’t scaring anyone in the lineup for ice time.
Carbonneau needs a Maxim Lapierre or Sergei Kostitsyn on the roster to have a competitive spirit which will make players work harder when they’re in the lineup.
Players like Andrei Kostitsyn, Guillaume Latendresse and Mikhail Grabovski need to understand that their spot in the lineup isn’t guaranteed and will be used by someone like Lapierre or S. Kostitsyn if their play doesn’t improve/remain consistent from game to game.
I wish Murray lots of luck with another team or if he passes waivers, with Hamilton.
Bob, what took you so long!!!!
Canadiens Trade Rumour Of The Day
I won’t post this Canadiens trade rumour separately but here we go:
The Team 990’s P.J Stock has “heard” from a “reliable” source (hockey friend??) that the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens could be talking trade with the following players being involved in the alleged deal:
Andrei Kostitsyn, Michael Ryder and Jaroslav Halak going to Tampa in exchange for Brad Richards and Andre Roy.
Richards has a huge contract ($7.8 million per year until the 2010-11 season) which would be hard to absorb unless Gainey could free up some more salary space (you have to add in Roy’s salary of $500,000 as well). Trading Ryder, Kostitsyn and Halak only frees up approximately $4.235 million and I believe Gainey has -/+ $2 million available cap space so he still falls short by approximately $ 2 million short. I also believe Brad Richards has a no-trade clause so it’s a non-starter.
It’s always fun to discuss trade rumours but that’s as far as this rumour will go………discussions and debates!!!