Joined: Nov 2018
Given the fact that VGK are in cap hell right now and MTL has ample cap space to absorb both a contract that will get Gusev signed, what would it take? My thought is that Montreal offer to take Clarkson's LTIR contract along with the signing rights to Gusev and in return the VGK get one of either Xavier Oullet or Cristian Folin and either a second round pick in 2021 or a third and 2 fourths in 2020.
I figure the number to sign Gusev is in the 3-4 mil range for a 2 year term and even taking on the 5.25M contract MTL would still have a bit of wiggle room when they send down Alzner at the start of the season as no one will touch that contract. The 2 year term will allow MTL to get a good sense of what they have in that player and the contract will expire at the same time that both Kokaneimei and Poehling are due their next contracts.
I know most folks think that targeting a D man is more important but with Juulsen, Brook, and Fluery on thier way, and will need spots in the next year or two.