Montreal Canadiens At The 2011 NHL Trade Deadline: Rumors, Needs And Expectations

Four points behind the Boston Bruins in the standings, Les Canadiens are looking to better themselves - and to better the Bruins. They'd like to see themselves take over that top position in the conference, instead of languishing in second place.

However, thus far the team is fairly happy with the player personnel that they have. And who can blame them? They did more with less last season. However, this is a team that loves the quick fix, so they might still make a big splash.

Status: Buyer

Need: Scoring, defensive depth

Players On The Block: No one in particular

Prediction: Les Habs will make a trade if it suits them, but they're going to be picky about it. They think they can do well enough with who they have. So unless a really sweet deal comes their way, watch for the Canadiens to listen for the wooshing noise of the trade deadline flying by.

Further Reading From Habs Eyes On The Prize

Brewer was in Habs gunsights

This story was written by Cassie McClellan.

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