Habs GM Marc Bergevin Nabs Smith Pelly from Ducks for Sekac – Trade Review by Jamie Gilcig

jg2CFN – I’m not sure if Habs GM is really that smart or really really lucky?   Either way he made a tremendous move in trading winger Jiri Sekac for Devante Smith Pelly.

In the deal he not only addressed a glaring Habs need, but he also resolved an issue and traded a cash pick up in Sekac for a former 2nd round draft pick in Smith Pelly without hurting his cap.

Sekac is a bit of an enigma.  He has the tools for success but for whatever reason has not clicked in the Big Show.   He may now get a chance to play with one of the best 1, 2 punches in the NHL.

Devante brings the smash that is missing with Alexei Emelin being hurt or in the dog house.  He brings a big body to a small team.  He doesn’t need to score 30 goals to have an impact.  Heck, he can play 3rd line and have an impact.   He’ll have opportunity though and is a better fit on line 1 than Dale Weise who has given his all this season and been victorious.

Bergevin did all this without giving up a long term asset or future one, and for a team that expects to be near the top akin to the Red Wings long time run near the top of the standings, asset management is crucial.

The video below is a hint of what Hab fans can expect.

It was a trade of needs.  The Ducks have a lot of grit and needed a finisher.  The Habs  needed to be bigger and now are.

If Smith Pelly can produce 20 goals per year and 200 hits he’s a great asset for the Habs current roster.

Thumbs up to Bergevin on this deal!

What do you think Habs fans?  You can post your comment below.

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