Best line on the trade, courtesy of HabsI/O: The deal ends popular speculation that the Canadiens would happily trade Sergei Kostitsyn for a dog – and shoot the dog.
I like this trade. The Habs rid themselves of an underachieving crybaby, and in the process gain access to a credible backup goalie (Dan Ellis) to Carey Price and a young forward (Dustin Boyd) who *should* be able to replicate the work of the older Glen Metropolit and Dominic Moore.
Granted, Boyd and Ellis are both UFA come July 1. So there is no guarantee either player will remain in Montréal. But should that happen (unlikely as at least one should be able to be signed), at least Sergei Kostitsyn is gone.
And that’s the best part of this trade.