Although it is not known if the CH will be a seller or buyer at the trade deadline, the past reveals to us that the acquisitions at the last minute are rarely memorable.
Some are… for the wrong reasons!
The memory of Dwight King and David Aebischer still hurts for a handful of supporters.
You probably want the kind of players that are included in the following list : a passage quickly made and quickly forgotten.
Here are seven who have passed as a gust of wind in the Molson Centre and, possibly, the Bell Centre.
Jean-François Jomphe (1999)
The native of Havre-Saint-Pierre has brought to Montreal from Phoenix, in return for a sum of money.
It has played its last six games in the NHL before moving on in Europe for a few seasons.
Christian Laflamme (2000)
The plumber has had a longer stay than many of the acquisitions of CH to the deadline : 54 matches.
He finally concluded his career in the LNAH in 2010.
Jim Dowd (2004)
Center player versatile and effective in the circle put in play, the CH has to send a selection of the fourth round for the acquire of the Wild.
It will still be 25 games with the canadiens, including 11 in the playoffs.
He went into exile in Germany during the lockout of 2004-2005. He will take part in four other seasons in the NHL, all for different teams.
Todd Simpson (2006)
The strong man was acquired from the Blackhawks in return for a choice of round 6.
6 matches later, his stay in Montreal and in the NHL – ends.
He has collected no points and a combined 14 minutes in penalties.
Blake Geoffrion (2012)
The grandson of Bernard has known a end-of-career to be challenging. It has taken the decision to retire in July 2013 after having played 13 games in the uniform of montreal.
Acquired particularly in return of Hal Gill, the great-grandson of Howie Morenz was suffering from injuries to the skull, as well as symptoms related to a concussion general.
Devan Dubnyk (2014)
While the CH is still looking for a second fiddle to Carey Price, Dubnyk has emerged as a strong option for the position of first goalie in Minnesota.
Got literally for nothing, he was sent to the AHL to finish the season among the Bulldogs. It saves a file poor two wins, five losses, an average efficiency of ,893 and an average of goals allowed 3.33.
Before finding his full-time job with the Wild, he spent a season under the sun of Arizona.
Steve Ott (2017)
After five seasons of more than ten goals in Dallas, one of 19 and another of 22, the performance offensive little nuisance have continued to slide.
Injuries, playing time curtailed : although he was never recognized for his talents as a marker, he was brought to Montreal with an expiration date.
Besides, the last time the CH has taken part in the series, Steve Ott was training.
He then bowed out and became an assistant coach with the Blues.