Either Or Both: Getting The Max to Phil a Need

Both are good players. One is (or can be) an offensive dynamo, the other is an excellent two-way player. Both were acquired through trade by Canadiens’ GM Marc Bergevin and both flourished in a Habs’ uniform. Both appear to have fallen behind youngsters Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi in the Canadiens’ depth chart at the centre position. Neither of them seems willing to play the wing and head coach Claude Julien sees them both as centremen. But neither of them is a fourth line centre and both want to have an offensive role on the team.

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Rumour: Keep An Eye on The Avalanche

Ah the world of rumours in hockey. What would we do without them? Fans love to bring their hopes up and imagine different scenarios. Too often, people imagine shipping players they don’t like on their favourite team, their “garbage”, to get better players. In reality, it’s never the way it works but that doesn’t stop people from playing armchair GMs. They bring their own hopes up and when things don’t happen, many get frustrated with their team, their GM. It’s that hope that feeds them. And they will believe just about anyone claiming to have sources.

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