Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Much ado about not much
The hue and cry over what was fundamentally an exchange of spare parts between the Canadiens and Canucks is standard fare in the social media world, where every armchair general manager finally has a potential audience beyond his cat, and mainstream media pundits are compelled to weigh in for reasons of public visibility and professional relevance. It's also a measure of the frustration with Bergevin's relative inactivity on the trade market despite his team's glaring shortcomings.
Well, be careful what you wish for, because when and if Bergevin trades impending UFAs Andrei Markov and/or Brian Gionta for a lot less than the clamoring masses want or expect, it'll put the Diaz deal in its proper perspective.