I'm not sure what happened with the Habs at the deadline, but it looks like Bob Gainey had a Bob Corkum moment. Let me get this straight: He traded away Cristobal Huet for a second-round pick, and that's it?
My guess is Gainey was trying to clear up some money in an effort to get Marian Hossa from the Thrashers. If that's the case, he should have made darned sure it was a done deal before relying on rookie Carey Price to carry them through.
Price has been inconsistent this season, which is expected from first-year goalies. It still amazes me that Cam Ward was able to hold it together a couple years ago in Carolina. Regardless, for them to lose a safety net in Huet and not get Hossa is a major, major blunder.
Good thing Gainey is a legend in Montreal. If he were anyone else anywhere else, it might be enough to get a guy fired. Maybe Patrick Roy is still in shape.
--- Bucky Gleason
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