To nobody’s surprise, Sergei Samsonov has cleared waivers today.
The Russian winger, a major disappointment this season, says he’s looking forward to staying on with the Montreal Canadiens after meeting with head coach Guy Carbonneau and GM Bob Gainey.
If you were GM Bob Gainey what would you do to solve this problem?
How quickly his attitude changes after realizng his market value is worthless.
Options? Samsonov can be sent to Hamilton. Is this another Alex Mogilny situation? Former Russian star washes up in the minor leagues?
Samsonov can be re inserted into the lineup.
Samsonov can sit.
Nobody knows what was said behind closed doors, but Samsonov embarrassed Gainey and the Habs by repeatedly complaining to the media and most recenetly demanding a trade.
Samsonov demanding a trade when nobody wants him, puts him in between a rock and a hard place. In my humble opinion, deservedly so.