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Habs acquire D Davis Drewiske from Kings

  • I’m a little late to the party as I’ve been focusing some attention elsewhere today but I wanted to comment on the Davis Drewiske pickup before I switch my brain permanently over to tonight’s season opener for the Blue Jays. Drewiske may seem like a bargain bin pickup to some (and lets muddy the waters a little by agreeing on some level), but there is some upside to Drewiske that makes this pickup a little bit of a sleeper for me. The Habs send the Kings a 5th round pick. In exchange they get a guy who has good size to go along with 126 NHL games to add a little insurance for a D crops that has featured rookies as the 6th defenseman for the last month or so. Drewiske isn`t the type of player you`re going to count on to give you offensive jump or to lead your team, but there is value in having a guy with size and work ethic on your club. This town loves Josh Gorges for his heart, and while Drewiske certainly has never had the natural talent to earn a huge paycheck in the NHL, he`s got a little bit of Gorges in his game. He`s a high effort guy who couldn`t crack the King`s deep top 6. The trade gives Montreal a guy who will fight for an opportunity to stick in a role which is exactly what they need once the games get physical. I like this trade a lot because it cost the Habs almost nothing in terms of future prospects, and could pay off real value once the games get more violent.

    Go Habs Go!!

  1. #1 Avatar37 says:
    April 3, 2013 at 3:57 am

    I don’t know anything about Drewiske, but his numbers aren’t all that impressive. Certainly a depth signing in a position that we have lots of depth. If we were going to sign a defenseman, spending a 2nd round pick on a defenseman with more talent, who brings more to the table, vs spending a 5th round pick for one who doesn’t, would have made much more sense to me. We’ve talked all season about adding the right pieces to the puzzle in order to win, and Murray certainly would have given us a hard hitting, shot blocking defenseman with size. I would have much preferred giving up a 2nd and getting a defenseman of his caliber rather than trading for a depth player when we already have so much depth. I still hope that we pick up one or two forwards of size that we need to give us some toughness against the Bruins, Leafs, and Senators. This signing really does nothing to address this need.

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