Habs shouldn't trade Price/Weber : Here's why

Created by: HockeyWise
Initial Creation Date: Sep 10, 2018
Published: Sep 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm
Team: 2018-19 Montreal Canadiens
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Habs need to keep those two guys. Yes they could get picks and prospects and rebuild from scratch but that's not necessarily gonna work. My example is the Edmonton Oilers. They had almost no veteran players to help out all their top 5 picks from 2010 to 2015, struggled and struggled, and we can still argue that it's still the case today. Young players playing around great Veterans like Weber, Price, Gallagher, Petry will help their development. They need mentors. It will also make the team half decent so they don't get destroyed every single game. It will provide them more confidence and will to play the game. Otherwise the team will look like the Sabres and Oilers, and spend 5 years (being generous) and still not make the playoffs.
Trades
MTL
    ANA
    1. Tatar, Tomas
    2. Lehkonen, Artturi
    3. Schlemko, David
    4. Benn, Jordie
    5. Reilly, Mike
    6. Alzner, Karl
    Additional Details:
    Here's what the Trade Block should be (not implying we should trade all of them)
    Buyouts
    • Steve Mason: $1,366,667
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Max Pacioretty: $450,000 (10%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2019
    MTL
    MTL
    CBJ
    MTL
    MTL
    CGY
    CHI
    EDM
    MTL
    WPG
    2020
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    WPG
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    2021
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    20$79,500,000$58,248,809$0$2,032,500$21,251,191
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    Drouin, Jonathan
    $5,500,000
    LW, RW, C
    UFA - 5
    Shaw, Andrew
    $3,900,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 4
    Gallagher, Brendan
    $3,750,000
    RW
    UFA - 3
    Domi, Max
    $3,150,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    Danault, Phillip
    $3,083,333
    C
    UFA - 3
    Armia, Joel
    $1,850,000
    RW
    UFA - 1
    Byron, Paul
    $1,166,667
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
    Plekanec, Tomas
    $2,250,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    Scherbak, Nikita
    $863,333
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
    Deslauriers, Nicolas
    $950,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    Peca, Matthew
    $1,300,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 2
    Hudon, Charles
    $650,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    De La Rose, Jacob
    $900,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    Mete, Victor
    $748,333
    LD
    RFA - 2
    Weber, Shea
    $7,857,143
    RD
    UFA - 8
    Price, Carey
    $10,500,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 8
    Ouellet, Xavier
    $700,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    Petry, Jeff
    $5,500,000
    RD
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 3
    Niemi, Antti
    $950,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    Juulsen, Noah
    $863,333
    RD
    RFA - 2

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    Top Comments

    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:44
    #1
    Joined: May 2015
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    I'm all for trading Lehkonen if the return is nice but he should not be "shopped" as if he's any of the other guys on that list. Lehkonen is a good, young, cost controlled player. You don't put guys like him on the trade block.
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    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:54
    #2
    xd
    Joined: Nov 2017
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    Quoting: F50marco
    I'm all for trading Lehkonen if the return is nice but he should not be "shopped" as if he's any of the other guys on that list. Lehkonen is a good, young, cost controlled player. You don't put guys like him on the trade block.


    I think we have a surplus at LW and should trade Lehkonen while other teams still see upside in him to get the most value. But yeah shouldn't be on a trade block you're right.
    Sep 10, 2018 at 7:56
    #3
    Joined: May 2017
    Posts: 245
    Likes: 29
    If we have a surplus at LW the last guy traded should be Lehkonen... this guys going to be a big player on the team going forward. Also I think they should keep Tatar. Good cap hit and has potential for a 25-25 season
    Sep 10, 2018 at 8:14
    #4
    Joined: Jul 2018
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    Likes: 185
    Good presentation of Price and Weber role. I think the same way.
    Sep 10, 2018 at 8:20
    #5
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 16,146
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    Quoting: HockeyWise
    I think we have a surplus at LW and should trade Lehkonen while other teams still see upside in him to get the most value. But yeah shouldn't be on a trade block you're right.


    Yup agreed on the surplus at that position for sure. Gonna need to figure that out eventually. The nice thing about wingers is they can play both sides pretty easily though. So I'm not too worried.
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