06 Nov 2018 11:04:09
Mtl:Plecanek,Sherback

Min:Erikson Ek


1.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 17:59:56
Plekanec can’t get in the habs lineup. He’s a cap dump now that minny wouldn’t want and adds no value, probably takes away value from Scherbak. I don’t know if minny does just the swap of the 2 young guys, probably not, but definitely not once you add in plek. Also, not sure, but I would have thought plek got a NTC? Maybe not, just usually a guy with that history in an organization gets some say in his future at this point in his career.


2.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 21:30:26
Plekanec is injured jim that's why he hasn't been playing. he's actually the same player that got a 2nd and two prospects at the deadline last year. Only difference he's got a cheaper contract this year.


3.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 21:28:28
Fair enough Jim and no on the NTC.


4.) 07 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 23:51:08
Was he not healthy scratched off the start? I’m positive he was, could be wrong but saw a habs game earlier that he wasn’t dressed fit and wasn’t hurt.


5.) 07 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 23:58:30
Just looked, he was scratched for 3 of the first 6 games, hurt now, okay I didn’t know about that, but how many times has he been scratched in the last cpl years? I don’t think that makes him the same player if he wasn’t cracking that lineup to start. I like plek, was happy to get him last year, he had a few good game mixed with a lot of lacklustre ones once he came over. Wasn’t the same player for us that I remember him with the habs, but figured maybe his heart just wasn’t in it the same understandably. But then being benched back in Montreal tells me he’s not the same player he was a year ago. Doesn’t that make sense?


6.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 13:57:05
It does but the plan at the beginning of the season was for him to sit out the first game so he would play his 1000th game at home. But the habs played such a good game against the leafs that they went with the same lineup. He got back into the lineup and would still be playing now if he didn't get injured.


7.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 13:58:53
I don't think he was scratched at all last year.


8.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 13:59:06
But back to the original point he has very little if any trade value at this point of the season if he can get back from his injury he might fetch another pick at the deadline to a team looking to upgrade their 4th line center position and penalty kill.


9.) 07 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 14:35:22
Yeah. Just to a team like minny who have lots of veterans and not a lot of money, I don’t see his value. If you wanted to send him there, in that situation, I think he almost takes value away from Scherbak is what I was saying.


10.) 08 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 23:18:28
Jim I agree with u it makes sense I still think he can give good service to a team in the nhl.


11.) 08 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018 23:44:24
Tbh I'm not really sure if scherbak has any value ATM if he doesn't soon start dominating some ahl games he could be the next waiver dump for the habs.


12.) 08 Nov 2018
08 Nov 2018 03:00:49
@boomboom, probably to some teams, sure. He’s seen a lot in his days and could help a young team like what the leafs did bringing in hainsey/ Moore and Kinda Marleau although he’s in a bit different class at this point. Just the wild have Suter, parise, koivu, Staal, fehr, Hendricks etc. No need for a veteran like plek there.