Found February 10, 2014 on Kukla's Korner:
It figures that I'd leave the country, have no internet for a week, and the Canadiens would make a trade, but there ya go. As you already know, the Habs flipped Raphael Diaz to Vancouver for Dale Weise. Did Marc Bergevin make a good deal? Hard to say. I believe the Canadiens lowered Diaz's value over time by not playing him, but they did get an asset for a player that otherwise would have left in free agency. That's a step up on what was happening on Bob Gainey's watch, and thus Bergevin has to get some credit. Plus, Weise has looked solid on the Habs fourth line, adding some serious grit. Diaz has also looked good for the Canucks. Perhaps this will be one of those trades that helps both teams.  As for Montreal as a team, they looked solid at the break, with 3 straight wins. Carey Price was on form, Max Pacioretty's line was on fire, and the Habs defence was holding the fort and blocking a heck of a lot of shots. Once back from the Olympics, they'll be figh...

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