LumberJacques

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Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 2:18 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 20 at 9:17
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Wqrrior</b></div><div>This is by far the hardest fanbase to negotiate with on this platform. I don't think the sense of trade value is understood because everyone who wears the habs sweater or is expected to immediately is elevated beyond their real worth by the fans. Obviously we don't expect a trade for someone who doesn't work just because the value is fair, however the value being placed on Caufield is immediately far greater than it should be. He's no McDavid... Eichel... Draisaitl... Pettersson
You won't be getting a Galchenyuk for Domi trade every time.</div></div>

There are 2 points here that probably explain this.

Firstly the Habs fanbase is very, very large and tend to be divided on many issues. There will always be at least 1 who disagrees on just about anything someone proposes. I definitely get how that would seem frustrating from the outside, although believe me it often feels worse from the inside.

Secondly the Habs are currently doing very well and most fans probably don't see the need to rock the boat too much. Also the team has basically never had a good prospect pool (except for the class of 2007) since the early 90's and are therefore quite protective of it. Impatience has really been the bane of previous GMs and done more harm than good in the past imo *cough* McDonough for Gomez. Also trading multiple 1st and 2nd round picks for quick fixes when they should instead have been building around Price, Pacioretty, Subban, Markov and Plekanec with youth. Many of us fans would like them to have learned from those mistakes and not repeat them.

P.S. sorry about the long read, I just feel it's better I try to explain as thoroughly as I can to avoid as many misunderstandings as possible.