Should Habs Trade 2012 1st round pick?

Coming up to the 2012 NHL Entry draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Marc Bergevin and his Montreal Canadiens have some major decisions to make. With this year being a weak year for prospects in the draft, should the Montreal Canadiens trade their first round 3rd overall pick? But who would they trade it for? The Montreal Canadiens have had a bad history of trading top prospects or draft picks away over the past few decades. Perhaps Marc Bergevin should take a page out of the great Sam Pollock’s playbook as GM and trade it for either Johnathan Huberdeau (who belongs to the Florida Panthers) or newly crowned Memorial Cup MVP Michael Chaput (belonging to the Columbus Blue Jackets). They would also have to compensate the respective teams with a top player along with that 3rd overall pick, but wouldn’t Tomas Plekanec or Andrei Markov suffice? Although it seems a steep price to pay, Plekanec and Markov are pretty much limited on their upside potential within the Habs organization but could be bargaining tools for such a deal. Imagine, a home town boy who, under some guidance has unlimited potential in Huberdeau or Chaput? With players like Leblanc, Beaulieau, Bournival, Geoffrion, Desharnais, Pacioretty, Morgan Ellis, Subban and Carey Price, the up and coming Montreal Canadiens have a chance to rebuild their dynasty on players they once drafted years ago (when Sam Pollock was GM). Why not do it again?


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