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Armchair GM Extraordinaire: Remaining Habs Moves

While I'm satisfied with the addition of Erik Cole (I'm not even going to talk about Budaj though. Don't ask me about it... DON'T), I feel like the Habs need to make a few extra moves in order to be truly competitive next year.

With the recent additions to the lineup, this is what the 2011-2012 Habs look so far:

Gionta - Gomez - Pacioretty
Cole - Plekanec - Cammalleri
Darche - Desharnais - Kostitsyn
Moen - Eller - White (RFA)

Markov - Emelin
Gill - Subban
Gorges(RFA) - Weber/Spacek

GM's Job Done, Players and Coaches Must Produce

By Scott Lowe

Someone, not sure who, wrote in this space yesterday that the Washington Capitals would most likely sit back and let the Free Agent Frenzy play out, waiting for the day’s losers to approach them with ridiculous trade offers they couldn’t refuse. Okay, maybe that scenario didn’t quite pan out.

Instead, while the Caps’ venture into the free agent wilderness could not be considered as much of a frenzied approach as some teams (ahem, Buffalo and Florida), Washington turned out to be one of the more active teams. And by all accounts, General Manager George McPhee did a great job filling holes and continuing to mold his club into a tougher and m...

After Rough Finish, Caps Not in a Free Agent Frenzy

By Scott Lowe

A wise man who happened to be a former boss of mine and a baseball hall of famer once provided me with a nugget of business and life advice that has served me well over the years (although I’m not always successful with the execution; kind of like the Capitals’ and their defensive system): Try to take the emotion out of everything you do.

At least attempting to follow that advice over the years has served me pretty well. I’m an extremely competitive person, so I’ve learned that when I’m embroiled in emotionally charged situations, a period of cooling off and analysis usually serves me well instead of a knee-jerk response. Over the ye...