Habs Trade Deadline Takeaways
1. Molson & The Canadiens Will Not Tank
In a sporting era marked by the alleged intention of losing games to secure high draft picks, Montreal will not simply throw players away in the hopes of drafting Matvei Michkov, Adam Fantilli, or Connor Bedard. In a season that many considered over before it began, the Canadiens have been a formidable opponent on most nights, even after the loss of their leading goal-scorer. The integrity of sport and the importance of team and locker room culture has proven far more valuable to ownership and management alike, particularly in the first year under a new captain. This very well could have been a trade deadline that saw a combination of Joel Edmundson, Josh Anderson, Christian Dvorak, etc., head to greener pastures. Still, the role of these veterans to this young team has been deemed more valuable than a handful of mid-round draft picks.