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Old 02-22-2007, 03:27 PM   #36
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With the trade deadline only five days away, the Canadiens appear to be at the center of a flurry of trade possibilities, reports Montreal's La Presse.

The Habs have been linked to a number of ridiculous rumors of late, yet some forget to consider the team remains in the middle of a very heated playoff race.

While speculation has gone from Sheldon Souray being traded to NHL every team in California to the Canadiens dealing Mike Komisarek to his native Long Island, the latest has GM Bob Gainey talking trade with the Minnesota Wild – but it appears to have some ground.

The Canadiens top scout and Assistant GM have been scouting the Wild and their AHL affiliate in Houston lately, while the Minnesota's director of pro scouting has taken in the latest Habs' games.

There appears to be some obvious discussion between the two clubs, however the name popping up in Montreal-based rumors is that of Wild prospect Benoit Pouliot.

Citing a source, La Presse claims that Pouliot's name has not been mentioned in trade talks between these two teams and it would cost the Habs a hefty price if they were to acquire him
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