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Is the Montoya deal Garth Snow's version of the Jason Blake trade?


A under-valued player trade for little more than a bag of pucks.  One came under the wild reign of that other guy who likes to hit fans over the head with their own shoes, and Al Montoya, too found his way to the Island in a similiar "minor" deal.  Can Montoya be Garth Snow's Jason Blake?

Jason Blake He was acquired by the New York Islanders in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings in January 2001. The Islanders sent a conditional pick in 2002 to the Kings for Blake. Jason set career highs in goals and points during the 2005-06 with 28 and 57, respectively. The following season he topped both totals, scoring 40 goals and 69 points. The 40th goal was scored against the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 5, 2007.

On February 9, 2011, Montoya was traded to the New York Islanders for a sixth round draft pick in  2011.

Both were college players, though Blake signed as a free agent with L.A. and never had the pedigree that Montoya came with into the NHL.  That said, Montoya had lost much of his luster since being drafted sixth overall by the Rangers in 2004.  

Are the deals comparable?  Does dealing for Montoya show, once again, that Snow is a capable GM?  Was the Milbury deal for Blake his best move ever ( a momentary lapse into reason for Mad Mike)?  I'd like to know your thoughts.

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