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Montreal mostly small moves

Created by: FryesLeapMaine
Team: 2018-19 Montreal Canadiens
Initial Creation Date: Apr. 14, 2018
Published: Apr. 14, 2018
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
Legend
Left Handed
Original Team
Waivers Exempt
Right Handed
Position
Trade Clause
Max Perf. Bonus
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
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Waivers ExemptMcDavid, Connor
$12,500,000 (Performance Bonus$250,000)
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
2$1,100,000
4$3,250,000
3$950,000
3$750,000
3$750,000
2$750,000
2$750,000
3$800,000
3$800,000
2$900,000
Trades
1.
MTL
  1. Cousins, Nick
  2. Strome, Dylan
  3. 2019 2nd round pick (ARI)
Additional Details:
Montreal gets a prospect center with high upside.
ARI
  1. Pacioretty, Max
Additional Details:
It’s about time Arizona wins. Pacioretty resigns for 5 years at 6.5m because he likes the weather and thegood youth on the team.
2.
MTL
  1. McCabe, Jake
Additional Details:
Rfa Rw Nicholas Baptiste
BUF
  1. Carr, Daniel
  2. Schlemko, David
Additional Details:
Switch of lhd who could use change of scenery. Lw for Rw fills both teams needs.
3.
MTL
  1. 2019 3rd round pick (CHI)
Additional Details:
Montreal moves on from Shaw. They get a nice 3rd rounder for retaining.
CHI
  1. Shaw, Andrew ($1,500,000 retained)
  2. 2019 6th round pick (MTL)
Additional Details:
Chicago needs some edge back. I think they take him back at this price.
4.
MTL
  1. 2019 3rd round pick (DAL)
  2. 2019 4th round pick (DAL)
Additional Details:
Montreal gets 2 picks.
DAL
  1. Benn, Jordie
  2. Byron, Paul
Additional Details:
Dallas needs more depth scoring. Benn played better there as well so he goes back.
Retained Salary Transactions
DraftRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7
2019
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2020
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2021
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$80,000,000$60,534,641$0$3,257,500$19,465,359
Left WingCentreRight Wing
$5,500,000$5,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
$4,900,000$4,900,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 2
$3,750,000$3,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
$839,166$839,166
LW, RW
UFA - 1
$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$2,475,000$2M)
C
UFA - 2
$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$175,000$175K)
LW, RW
UFA - 1
$650,000$650,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
$3,250,000$3,250,000
C
UFA - 3
$800,000$800,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
$950,000$950,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
$1,000,000$1,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
$900,000$900,000
RW
UFA - 1
$950,000$950,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
$650,000$650,000
C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
$748,333$748,333 (Performance Bonus$182,500$182K)
LD/RD
UFA - 2
$7,857,143$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 8
$4,625,000$4,625,000
LD
M-NTC
UFA - 4
$5,500,000$5,500,000
RD
M-NTC, NMC
UFA - 3
$10,500,000$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 8
$725,000$725,000
LD
UFA - 1
$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$425,000$425K)
RD
UFA - 2
$750,000$750,000
G
UFA - 3
$1,600,000$1,600,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1

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Apr. 14, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.
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Stars don't necessarily need "depth" scoring. They need 2nd line scoring. Their 3rd and 4th lines are good at what they are supposed to do. They put up some points, while playing a solid checking game that is supposed to keep other teams top lines in check (no pun intended). Byron could be a decent 2nd line guy, but he's likely not a permanent fixture in the top-6. I know we are only giving up picks, but Dallas should be looking to Free Agency to find their 2nd-line forward.

And yes Jordie played alright in Dallas, but they have no space for him on their blue line. With Klingberg, Lindell, Honka, Methot, Johns, Heiskanen, and Heatherington there would be no place for him to slot in on our blue line. A 4th round pick for Jordie is fair value, I just don't see Dallas as the team to make that trade, with the logjam they have on the blue line.
Apr. 14, 2018 at 4:24 p.m.
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Quoting: J_Sand3rs
Stars don't necessarily need "depth" scoring. They need 2nd line scoring. Their 3rd and 4th lines are good at what they are supposed to do. They put up some points, while playing a solid checking game that is supposed to keep other teams top lines in check (no pun intended). Byron could be a decent 2nd line guy, but he's likely not a permanent fixture in the top-6. I know we are only giving up picks, but Dallas should be looking to Free Agency to find their 2nd-line forward.

And yes Jordie played alright in Dallas, but they have no space for him on their blue line. With Klingberg, Lindell, Honka, Methot, Johns, Heiskanen, and Heatherington there would be no place for him to slot in on our blue line. A 4th round pick for Jordie is fair value, I just don't see Dallas as the team to make that trade, with the logjam they have on the blue line.


Byron had more goals and a higher ppg than all but dallas’ top 3 forwards. I highly disagree with you about Dallas not needing more depth scorers. They need at least 2 forwards in ufa. I agree they need 2nd liners but no one is trading any for 3rd round picks.

At defense, I don’t know if heatherington / heiskanen will be on the team next season. Heatherington isn’t better than Benn right now imo and it’d be stupid to carry a 22 year old as a 7th defenseman when he could be playing games. Methot has never played more than 75 games in his entire career including under 70 all of the last 4 seasons. Dallas should have a veteran #7 who can play #6 for 20+ games. They can’t afford to lose any points next season and still make the playoffs.

At the end of the day you have to look at cost as well. 2 mid rounders to acquire a teams top scoring middle six forward and a reliable depth defender is a bargain. It’d probably cost a 2nd + 3rd to wait until the deadline to add these players.
Apr. 14, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.
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Byron had more goals and a higher ppg than all but dallas’ top 3 forwards. I highly disagree with you about Dallas not needing more depth scorers. They need at least 2 forwards in ufa. I agree they need 2nd liners but no one is trading any for 3rd round picks.

At defense, I don’t know if heatherington / heiskanen will be on the team next season. Heatherington isn’t better than Benn right now imo and it’d be stupid to carry a 22 year old as a 7th defenseman when he could be playing games. Methot has never played more than 75 games in his entire career including under 70 all of the last 4 seasons. Dallas should have a veteran #7 who can play #6 for 20+ games. They can’t afford to lose any points next season and still make the playoffs.

At the end of the day you have to look at cost as well. 2 mid rounders to acquire a teams top scoring middle six forward and a reliable depth defender is a bargain. It’d probably cost a 2nd + 3rd to wait until the deadline to add these players.


Benn-Seguin-Rads all obviously had higher PPG than Byron, as you alluded to. Mattias Janmark had just about identical production in goals and PPG, as did Radek Faksa. Janmark put up those numbers with a rotating door at Center and at RW. Val Nichushkin is coming back from Russia next season, so that solves the 2nd line winger issue. He slots on the RW side really well. So that leaves the issue of getting one more forward to fill out that 2nd line. Byron may not be an awful option, but there are far better options in free agency. Guys like JVR, Neal, Perron, etc. are all available. May cost a little more than Byron, but the Stars have the cap space to make it work, and they would get to hold on to their draft picks as well. If the Stars traded for Byron, they'd be going for option F when options A, B, C, D, and E are all still available, if that makes sense.

In regards to the defense, Heatherington played a fantastic shutdown style of hockey in the brief time he was in the NHL last season, and has played fantastic for the Texas Stars (Dallas' AHL affiliate). You are right when you say that Methot does get injured very frequently, which is why I would be okay with have a 22-year old get those 20+ games that he's injured. Heatherington has developed just about as much as he's going to in the AHL. It's time for him to see NHL action. Heiskanen may not start the season in the NHL, but he'll be there by December. The kid has absolutely torn up the highest leagues in Finland.

Bottom line, picking up Byron and Benn wouldn't help the team much, if any at all, and it would just create further log jams for positions in which Dallas has players primed and ready to take their shot at the NHL.
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