Many habs fans got their wish this week when Bob Gainey declined the option on Patrice Brisebois’ contract.
Personally, I never cared all that much for him, but I think Breezer took a lot of unnecessary abuse.
He was nothing special, but not nearly as bad as the media and fans made him out to be.
However, it was totally outrageous that Breezer was earning 4 million a year, he was nowhere near worth that kind of money. So was this really a surprise?
What this really means is the habs are freeing up money and going after a big name defenseman, which we desperately need. Rumours floating around include Sergei Zubov, Adam Foote but I don’t see either of them wanting to play here.
Rumours about Gainey might be trading up in the draft are also floating around, #2 is expected to be Jack Johnson or Benoit Pouliot, the latter of interest to the habs.