Montreal Canadiens Trade Desjardins For Ramo: What Do You Think?

August 18th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
As the dust settles on the Montreal Canadiens' latest move—the Habs traded AHLer Cederick Desjardins to Tampa Bay for Karri Ramo—there has been no consensus, among pundits, as to the merits of this trade.

Whereas people tend to either love or hate any move that Habs GM Pierre Gauthier makes, this trade, for some reason, seems to have people split right down the middle.

If you were to read Arpon Basu's article about the trade, you'd read that this is a bad deal for the Canadiens because it reduces their goaltending depth.

In addition, it leaves the Canadiens vulnerable if, heaven forbid, Carey Price goes down to injury this season, as Desjardins—in Arpon's opinion—was more fit to play at the NHL level than Curtis Sanford.

My colleague at, Eric Engels, offers a similar take to Mr. Basu going so far as to call Desjardins a top prospect.

Mr. Engels also feels that the Canadiens' goaltending depth took a hit with this trade, and that it did little to benefit the Habs.

Moving off of the board a little, there is a strong counter-point by Rick from All Habs who, in short, states that at 25 years of age, Desja ...

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