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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
On February 5, 2013 the Colorado Avalanche claimed Montreal Canadiens forward Aaron Palushaj. Palushaj had been put on waivers a day earlier after being cleared to play, and it finally looked like the Hamilton Bulldogs were going to get some much needed offensive relief.
Palushaj was acquired by former Habs GM Pierre Gauthier from the Blues in exchange for goal scoring forward Matt D’Agostini. The Michigan native was viewed by many as a promising forward during his 2007 draft year; however since then he’s had some difficulties producing beyond the AHL level.
While Palushaj may not have been the offensive gem the Canadiens hoped for, the struggling Bulldogs could have certainly used his offensive touch as they’ve been gasping for an offensive spark all season.
Rookie GM Marc Bergevin has been hard at work these past few months, from deciding to keep Gallagher and Galchenyuk who have been on a tear in the NHL, to signing restricted fr...