Plan B for … Brad

As in Stuart.

The Red Wings defenceman, who will become an unrestricted free agent at noon tomorrow, was the most popular Plan B option among callers to the CKAC morning show today.

They think he’d make a good number four D on the Canadiens. This was Stuart’s role in Detroit, teamed with Niklas Kronwall.

A former first-round  draft choice (third overall) by San Jose in 1998, Stuart was dealt to Boston in the Joe Thornton trade.  The B ruins couldn’t sign him and dealt Stuart to Calgary with Wayne Primeau for Chuck Kobasew and Andrew Ference.

Last summer Stuart signed a one-year contract with L.A. for $3.5 million. The Kings dealt him to Detroit at the deadline for draft picks. 

Other suggestions by CKAC listeners:

• Wade Redden as number four D (too expensive!)

• Markus Naslund (Interesting possibility)

• Brendan Morrison (Canadiens have enough small  centres)

• Corey Perry, a seven-year, $50 million offer sheet for Anaheim’s RFA (Terrific player, but he’s the future of the Ducks … and Brian Burke would fly a 747 into the Bell Centre if Bob Gainey stole him)

• Sean Avery (you gotta be kidding!)


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