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Craig Rivet traded to San Jose Sharks

  • Well it wasn’t Sheldon Souray who went to the Sharks (yet), but Craig Rivet.

    Rivet and 2008 5th round pick in exchange for Defenseman Josh Gorges and first round pick in 2007.

    Thoughts?

    More to come soon.

52 Comments
  1. #1 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    I think the price for souray might have been a little high for the sharks.I do like this trade but i think this is just a piece of a bigger trade to come

  2. #2 R habs 4 real says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Don’t forget, we have 2 ,#1 picks, 2 ,#2 picks, and 2, #3 picks.
    Draft wisely Gainey.

  3. #3 smiler2729 says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    I like Craig Rivet, he was competitive and a proud and true Hab… Good luck to him wherever he lands this summer. Two first round picks this summer, very cool. And don’t buy any bullshit that it’s a weak draft year, you can’t judge these things til way down the road. All drafts are crap-shoot after the first 5 overall are taken, more or less.

  4. #4 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Yes very true smiler

  5. #5 smiler2729 says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Look at all these teams loading up on draft picks… Montreal, St.Louis (who fleeced Atlanta for Keith ‘Fatso’ Tkachuk and Philadelphia… It only makes an organization stronger.

  6. #6 habs#1fan says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    So long Craig, you were a good Hab. Best of luck in SJ. I guess this means the Habs will try hard to sign Sheldon Souray now eh?

  7. #7 johnnyhab says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Good luck Craig great to pick up another 1st rounder

  8. Part of the problem is parting with “heart” guys; however, who wants the gutless ones on the team? sorry to see Rivet leave but he’ll do just fine in SJ. Bring in young and full of piss and vinegar guys Bob.

  9. #9 Don Carnage says:
    February 25, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    It was time for him to move on, good to get a first round pick for sure, I did not dislike Craig he played here for a long time and had to put up with fanatics like we see around here all that time.

  10. #10 habshooter says:
    February 25, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    So…Great deal for the future! What about the playoffs this year? Rivet was a character player and close to Captain K.

  11. Smart business and hockey trade. Free cap room for Markov and Souray re-signing or another deal that improves the team. Rivet, though full of heart, has had his day with the Habs, we all know that. Getting a good prospect (he’s only in his 1st year!!) AND a 1st rounder is just unbelieveable. [For those smart alecks talking about this being a soft draft year, you know very little about sports... a 1st rounder is one of the top 30 young hotshots available, worldwide. We've definately had some bad luck in the past, but the scouting is much better now.]
    If Rivet was gone at the end of this year for nothing, imagine the whining we would have heard!!!
    NO, we won’t win the Cup this year and the team is now stronger for the future. Hopefully we make the playoffs and a good run, but Rivet no longer made a major difference to the team, for better or for worse. Smart trade!
    GO HABS GO

  12. I just checked Marleau’s stats and his best season was last year with 86 points. Be fore last season, he was a 50 points scorer. BTW,he’s 28-29 years old, and for all those who say we don’t have players like Patrick Marleau, LEAVE THIS SITE AND LEARN A BIT ABOUT HOCKEY.

    WE HAVE HIGGINS, RYDER, LATENDRESSE, PLECKANECK………and more to come

    Higgins: 23-24 years old; 27 points/45 games SECOND SEASON

    Ryder: 26-27 years old; 42 points/64 games THIRD SEASON

    Latendresse: 19 years old;24 points/63 games FIRST EVER SEASON

    Pleckanek:24-25 years old;33 points/63 games SECOND SEASON

    Now let’s examine Malreau’s career:
    1st round choice 2nd overall (1997)

    Position: Center Shoots: Left
    Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 220
    Born: Sep 15, 1979
    Origin: Aneroid, SK, CAN

    Season Team GP G A P +/-

    1997-1998 Sharks 74 13 19 32 5

    1998-1999 Sharks 81 21 24 45 10

    1999-2000 Sharks 81 17 23 40 -9

    2000-2001 Sharks 81 25 27 52 7

    2002-2003 Sharks 82 28 29 57 -10

    2003-2004 Sharks 80 28 29 57 -5

    2003-2004 Sharks 80 28 29 57 -5

    2005-2006 Sharks 82 34 52 86 -12 *SEVENTH SEASON*

    2006-2007 Sharks 60 29 36 65 6 *EIGHT SEASON*

    C’mon guys, appreciate what we have, and trust me of we can hold on to these players, we can be a way better team than San Jose is……WAY BETTRE.

  13. #13 softouch says:
    February 25, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Test post

  14. #14 HABS=NOPLAYOFFS says:
    February 25, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    LATENDRESS RYDER AND HIGGINS SUCK. HEATLEY IS THE MAN. HE HAS JUST AS MANY GOALS AS MOST CANADIANS HAVE POINTS. LAST YEAR HE HAD 103 POINTS WITH THE SENS.AND HE MIGHT COME CLOSE TO MATCHING IT THIS SEASON. SO IF YOUR LOOKING FOR TALENT LOOK ON OTTAWAS ROSTER. HEATLEY, SPEZZA, ALFREDSSON, REDDEN, VOLCHENKOV(LEADS NHL IN BLOCKED SHOTS) AND NEIL (LEADS NHL IN HITS) ALSO FISHER AND KELLY. LETS SEE ANY CANADIENS PLAYERS WHO ARE BETTER THAN THOSE GUYS.

    GO SENS GO

  15. #15 The above poster is a complete loser says:
    February 25, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    HABS=NOPLAYOFFS

    Only a complete moron of a Sens fan would waste their time coming to this site and posting absolute crap. I thought Leafs fans were losers but you take the cake homo.

  16. #16 HabsAllTheWay says:
    February 25, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    GO TO HELL BUDDY, the Sens will never make it past the 1st round off the playoffs without choking to a sub-par team!

    Also trade Souray, he is going to sign with a west coast team, that is where is ex-wife and kid are. we can get serious prospects/draft picks if we trade him to a cup contending team.

    GO HABS GO

  17. #17 stevejur says:
    February 25, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    HABS=NOPLAYOFFS get yourself a life.
    You must have a lot of time on your hand (or playing pocket pool with the other)
    Who go’s around other blogs putting up stupid posts? You a loser buddy.
    Heatley plays as good as he drives. What has he ever done in the playoffs?

    I hope to god our habs play you in the playoffs so we can wrap you around a tree.

    Loser!

  18. #18 habrez says:
    February 25, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    memo habsalltheway, ive been sayin for the longest time theres no way that the habs will be able to resign souray because he wants to be out west. i was just wondering if u thought the same thing i did after the rivet trade, that the sharks could get him for nothing at the end of the year, instead of trading away young prospects like carle, bernier, pavleski and so on. i think souray isnt goin anywhere till after this season, unless you’ve heard otherwise

  19. Ouch!! Stevejur that’s a little harsh, but I do agree with you that Sens and Leaf fans have absolutely NO right being on this site. It just shows their lack of class to come on here and hurl insults at us. I just hope that none of the Hab fans who frequent this site do not go on any Sen or Leaf blogs to do the same to them. GO HABS GO!!!

  20. Great trade Bob, more than i could have ever thought you could get for Rivet.
    I hope you don’t go turn around and trade that pick for any Vets.

    Good start Mr Gainey….what next? if you move Kovalev or Samsanov that would be wonderful.

    Was Gainey using mind control on the Shark’s gm or something… There is no way i’d want to be a buyer in this market.

  21. #21 Kev_in_Dorval says:
    February 25, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Yes, yes, Sheldon’s daughter lives in Cali, we all know that (not like divorced parents have ever lived in separate cities or anything) … but I think he really loves being a Hab and take away his defensive misgivings, he’s a pretty awesome player to have on your side. Whether he stays or goes, I have faith Gainey will do the right thing.

  22. Like most of Gainey’s trades this wasn’t called by most…fair well Rivet, best of luck.
    Don’t really know much about this Gorges guy but he sounds like a half decent shot blocker.

  23. #23 stevejur says:
    February 26, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Ron Hainsey how the hell did we lose this guy?

    We rated him so high on our prospect list. All he needed was a chance.
    What a player this kid has become.
    Will be the star that we thought he’d be.

    What a mistake!

  24. good start…Rivet’s time was passed his welcome…As his performance was way too dismal. Glad we did get something with potential…Got to do more with Kovalev and Samsonov…and Aebischer…that’s a package waiting to happen. I see a Philadelphia or Chicago trade happening…

    Not sure I want to listen to tomorrow’s game. Just play tough and keep to the basics. Take out the man and anticipate while back checking…Lots of traffic in front….let’s see if we can play a playoff type of hockey game (for the full 60 minutes)…Go Habs Go!

  25. #25 Habz4EveR says:
    February 26, 2007 at 12:48 am

    yeah the guy seems like a decent defenseman, and if he aint, he’s still young enough to get better. Another draft pick is great too. All in all, I find this a good trade for us.

    Haven’t heard what Joshtm had to say about this yet eh? lol

  26. Habs rock! gainey is king!

  27. #27 captaink4ever! says:
    February 26, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Habs rock! you heard it here first: the cup is coming home in 09!Great trade the kid is better defensivly than rivet PLUS a 1st rounder! hail to gainey! ps: LEAFS SUCK!

  28. Good first move by Gainey. Clears out some deadwood and stockpiles some picks. After the Leafs win tomorrow night Gainey can start moving Souray and Kovalev.

  29. #29 Kev_in_Dorval says:
    February 26, 2007 at 4:02 am

    Whatever Gainey has planned, I would never root for the Leafs against the Habs. EVER.

  30. #30 Higgy21 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 6:38 am

    Good deal

  31. #31 Higgy21 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 6:39 am

    SENS = NO HEART AND NO CLASS

  32. #32 stevejur says:
    February 26, 2007 at 8:10 am

    Who the hell is Josh Gorges?

  33. I think I remember Josh GOrges being captain of the Juniors a couple years back. NOt spectacular but could become a decent 4/5 guy on d.

    Stil cant believe we got a 1st for Rivet. ANd a prospect ready to play is bonus.

  34. #34 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 26, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Stevejur, Ron Hainsey was a desparation move that went wrong, a Casualty of the New NHL, and the #1 reason for Nimmiina. Here is a good lesson on why re-entree waivers rules have to be chnged: http://puckstopshere.blogspot.com/2005/11/re-entry-waivers.html

  35. HEy Frank;

    When the Laffs miss the playoffs for the second year in a row we the GM finally start to rebuild? Or will he go for 3, 4, 5 and maybe more?

  36. #36 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:23 am

    I wonder what the Blackhawks are looking for with Seebrook on the Block? I would a 22 yr old former first rounder, at 6-3 220, would add some nice depth to our D…

  37. #37 stevejur says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:02 am

    We have a chance in the next 48 hours to cement our future for the next 10 years.
    Seebrook is available and the Panthers have received offers for Jokinen and Nathan Horton, but it would take a tremendous deal for GM Jacques Martin to move either player.
    Denver Post reported on Sunday that the team might also be pondering offers for rearguard John-Michael Liles and offensive-minded wingers Milan Hejduk and Marek Svatos.

    Names like: Seebrook, Hejduk, Svatos, Liles, Jokinen and Horton can really set us up.

    I would love to get Liles and Seebrook than we can afford to move Souray.
    As for the other 4, take your pick there all great.

    Good defense wins championships.

    **It’s been reported that the Maple Losers are making a serious pitch for Hejduk

  38. Snake, when the Habs lose tonight will they finally concede that they have to trade the raft of mediocre players that they have? If they re-sign Souray they will regret it every time he makes the highlight reel (and it won’t be for scoring)

    The Habs don’t have enough picks/young talent to get guys like Jokinen or Horton.

  39. #39 Dalley1 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Good trade. It frees up some money to get a good goal scorer. Have faith boys. We are going to need it the rest of this year. I the Boys loose to the Laughs -I mean Leafs tonight. It is game over for this year.

    GO HABS GO…………SUCK LEAFS SUCK…………..

  40. #40 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 26, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Hey frank maybe you should look at the leafs before you start talking about the habs young talent or our picks hahahhahahahahahahaha.Oh sorry my bad i forgot you have a future superstar in steen hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahah

  41. You’re right, how about you wow me with the glut of future superstars that the Habs possess? HAHAHA what a joke. Try not to get too depressed after the loss tonight.

  42. #42 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 26, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Again read post 40 hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  43. #43 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 26, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Hey frank maybe they can get john fergusons nose to suit up for the leafs hahahahhahahahahahahah

  44. #44 Dalley1 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    How can the Leaf fans poke fun at any other team. What have they done in the last 40 yrs. That is one sorry ass team that they had a to honor the 1967 Stanley Cup laffs – I mean Leafs. That is all that they are hanging on to. Don’t poke fun there Frankie.

  45. #45 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 26, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Downey put on waivers

  46. Who’s holding on to the past? Habs fans are the ones that run around talking about their Stanley Cups all day with no regard for the fact that their team has been terrible for the past 14 years. You guys run any good players out of town. Your media and fans are so bad that UFAs don’t want to sign with the Habs.

    Pactum, read 41 again, I didn’t see a response.

  47. #47 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 26, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Why wud i waste my time talking to a stinky leaf fan hahahahahahahaha bla bla bla

  48. #48 Dalley1 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Hey!!! My Wife is a Leafs Fan. LOL.. Yeh but 14yrs is a hell of alot better than 40yrs. Where was the Leafs last yr. eh. Playing golf in April.

  49. An inter-team marriage? What team do your kids follow (if any)?

    It’s all bad when you are over a decade.

  50. #50 Dalley1 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I live in Toronto. My wife was born a raised in Toronto. My Daughter is for the Leafs. But myself I am a Proud Newfoundlander and Habs Fan. GO RYDER GO.

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