Habs Need “Impact Player”

As the GM’s meetings in Florida continue and the February 26th trade deadline looms, there is tons of speculation as to who exactly the Canadiens are potentially interested in. Habs GM Bob Gainey has stated that he is interested only in an “impact player”, i.e. a big, strong player who can play the body and score goals. “We have flexibility,” he told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “We have players young enough that they can go back and forth from the AHL to the NHL, so we’d be looking at the opportunity for a specific player, whether that comes by or not.”

Names like Alex Tanguay and Marian Hossa keep coming up but with the hot play of late, do the Canadiens really need a trade at all? The team, especially with it’s amazing 6-5 come-from-behind victory over New York Tuesday night, is looking more and more like it may have a fair shot at the Cup as is.

GMs are fond of 11th hour trades, so don’t hold out for news until after the weekend.

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