So the Habs traded for James Wisniewski yesterday, proving a couple of my savvy twitter peeps - HabsWatch and All_Habs - to be quite good at predicting which defenseman Pierre Gauthier would trade for.
Rumors abound that Gauthier has been shopping around for awhile for a big winger to compliment the smaller forwards on the Habs top 2 lines. Who do you think he'll get?
The Habs currently have about $2.2 million left in cap space. If you can make a trade and increase that space, fine, but you must be realistic in your guess. No trading Carey Price for Sidney Crosby, for example. You must work within the confines of reality here, as this is a best guess and not a fantasy trade.
Tweet me or email me your guess. Only one guess per participant. And you cannot guess a player that's already been guessed or else I'll get confused and frustrated by the whole thing.
If you need inspiration, I suggest checking out pending UFAs listed on the NHL.com website or on Capgeek.com. If you want to change your guess, you may do that also.
Pick lists will be updated every couple of days as necessary. So far the guesses are
(in alphabetical order):
This contest will remain open until Pierre Gauthier actually signs a winger (or chooses not to and we hit the trade deadline) at which point the contest winner - if any - will receive a modest Habs-related prize (to be determined).
If there is no winner to be declared because no one guesses right (who saw Lars Eller coming), I'll enter all participants names in a hat to draw for the prize. If I win with my Niclas Bergfors choice, I'll do the hat draw thing also.
Good luck to everyone and thanks for playing!