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Get that CONNOR

Created by: cmcnamed
Initial Creation Date: Aug 18, 2019
Published: Aug 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm
Team: 2019-20 Montreal Canadiens
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Connor, Kyle5$8,975,000
Offer Sheets
Offer sheet annual average (AAV) is calculated by dividing the contract value by the lower of: 1. The contract length, or 2. Five years
PLAYERAAVCOMPENSATION
Connor, Kyle$8,975,000
2020 1st round pick
2020 2nd round pick
2020 3rd round pick
2021 1st round pick
Trades
MTL
  1. Reaves, Ryan
  2. Roy, Nicolas
  3. Carrier, William
  4. Eakin, Cody
  5. 2020 1st round pick (VGK)
  6. 2020 3rd round pick (NJD)
VGK
  1. Danault, Phillip
  2. Lehkonen, Artturi
  3. Hudon, Charles
  4. Evans, Jake
  5. 2020 5th round pick (MTL)
  6. 2020 6th round pick (MTL)
MTL
  1. 2020 6th round pick (BOS)
BOS
  1. Weal, Jordan
Buyouts
  • Steve Mason: $1,366,667
  • Karl Alzner: $1,069,444
  • Dale Weise: $1,183,333
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Marco Scandella: $2,000,000 (50%)
Buried
  • Ryan Reaves: $1,700,000 ($2,775,000)
  • Matthew Peca: $225,000 ($1,300,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
VGK
CHI
NJD
SJS
MTL
ANA
WPG
FLA
BOS
CHI
2021
MTL
MTL
CHI
MTL
MTL
MTL
2022
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$83,466,586$0$3,352,500-$1,966,586
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Connor, Kyle
$8,975,000
LW
UFA - 7
MTL
Domi, Max
$3,150,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
MTL
Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW
UFA - 4
MTL
Tatar, Tomas
$4,800,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
MTL
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
MTL
Gallagher, Brendan
$3,750,000
RW
UFA - 2
MTL
Byron, Paul
$3,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
VGK
Eakin, Cody
$3,850,000
C
UFA - 1
MTL
Armia, Joel
$2,600,000
RW
UFA - 2
VGK
Carrier, William
$725,000
LW
RFA - 1
VGK
Roy, Nicolas
$720,000
C
RFA - 1
MTL
Suzuki, Nick
$863,333
C, RW
RFA - 3
MTL
Thompson, Nate
$1,000,000
C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Mete, Victor
$748,333
LD
RFA - 1
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 7
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 7
MTL
Chiarot, Ben
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
MTL
Petry, Jeff
$5,500,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
MTL
Kinkaid, Keith
$1,750,000
G
UFA - 1
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$1,850,000
LD
UFA - 3
MTL
Juulsen, Noah
$863,333
RD
RFA - 1
MTL
Reilly, Mike
$1,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
MTL
Brook, Josh
$795,000
RD
RFA - 3
MTL
Folin, Christian
$800,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Aug 19, 2019 at 12:57
#1
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That's a lot to give up for a winger when your c corp has potential but not much established NHL talent yet. You better hope Kotkaniemi et al pan out.

You can't build a championship team in the wing.

For that matter I don't see much in the organization to build around over the next 3 years on defense besides maybe Juulsen and Mete. Weber has likely declined by then and Petry is a free agent.

I probably wouldn't spend so much at this point on him. He's a piece to out you over the top
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:02
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Subbanator
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Quoting: BCAPP
That's a lot to give up for a winger when your c corp has potential but not much established NHL talent yet. You better hope Kotkaniemi et al pan out.

You can't build a championship team in the wing.

For that matter I don't see much in the organization to build around over the next 3 years on defense besides maybe Juulsen and Mete. Weber has likely declined by then and Petry is a free agent.

I probably wouldn't spend so much at this point on him. He's a piece to out you over the top


Might want to check out the WHL defensive scoring leader or check out the dcore for the championship CSKA team if you want to know what MTL might build around in the next 3 years.
Aug 19, 2019 at 1:03
#3
Subbanator
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That Vegas trade is also brutal for MTL, MTL doesn't get anything of value while giving up Danault and Lehkonen
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:07
#4
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It's my understanding that Marc Bergevin has either reached out to, or attempted to reach out to, every single high profile RFA over the summer. So, I guess there is always a chance Montreal gets Connor. Also, would not trade Jake Evans. I full expect that when he finally gets his chance in the NHL, he will surprise a lot of people.
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:11
#5
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Sauceboss
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Quoting: BCAPP
That's a lot to give up for a winger when your c corp has potential but not much established NHL talent yet. You better hope Kotkaniemi et al pan out.

You can't build a championship team in the wing.

For that matter I don't see much in the organization to build around over the next 3 years on defense besides maybe Juulsen and Mete. Weber has likely declined by then and Petry is a free agent.

I probably wouldn't spend so much at this point on him. He's a piece to out you over the top


MTL has ton's of D prospects. Probably the best depth in the league right now... The two you mentioned+, Brook, Romanov, Fleury, All their LD picks from this year.

They also have great C depth (Domi, Kotka, Poehling, Suzuki, Oloffson,Evans) and can afford to splurge on a high-end #1 LW RFA.
Aug 19, 2019 at 1:11
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Quoting: Subbanator7667
Might want to check out the WHL defensive scoring leader or check out the dcore for the championship CSKA team if you want to know what MTL might build around in the next 3 years.


Clearly I'm not a Habs fan and don't know your prospect depth. Haha.

Are there top prospects there?
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:12
#7
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Sauceboss
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Quoting: MG1986
It's my understanding that Marc Bergevin has either reached out to, or attempted to reach out to, every single high profile RFA over the summer. So, I guess there is always a chance Montreal gets Connor. Also, would not trade Jake Evans. I full expect that when he finally gets his chance in the NHL, he will surprise a lot of people.


Agreed on Evans being a sleeper; however, this gives MTL two french younger french prospects to offset the loss of Danault.
Aug 19, 2019 at 1:12
#8
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Sauceboss
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Quoting: BCAPP
Clearly I'm not a Habs fan and don't know your prospect depth. Haha.

Are there top prospects there?


Top 5 in the league right now.
Aug 19, 2019 at 1:15
#9
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Quoting: cmcnamed
MTL has ton's of D prospects. Probably the best depth in the league right now... The two you mentioned+, Brook, Romanov, Fleury, All their LD picks from this year.

They also have great C depth (Domi, Kotka, Poehling, Suzuki, Oloffson,Evans) and can afford to splurge on a high-end #1 LW RFA.


They don't have great c depth nor great defensive depth. They have good prospect depth at D and young players with upside at C and prospects.

But the only player they have at C who has proven he can be a high end C is Domi and while I am convinced he will be an excellent NHLer im not sure if that will be at C or W.

Kotkaniemi looked great for his age, but he has not proven he is a top 6 c, let alone a number one c. He would be far from the first player to stall in his development.

If all goes well this is a deal you make in two years. I think it's a mistake to make it today

(And I apologize I clearly am not up to date on your d prospects)
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:18
#10
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Sauceboss
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Quoting: BCAPP
They don't have great c depth nor great defensive depth. They have good prospect depth at D and young players with upside at C and prospects.

But the only player they have at C who has proven he can be a high end C is Domi and while I am convinced he will be an excellent NHLer im not sure if that will be at C or W.

Kotkaniemi looked great for his age, but he has not proven he is a top 6 c, let alone a number one c. He would be far from the first player to stall in his development.

If all goes well this is a deal you make in two years. I think it's a mistake to make it today

(And I apologize I clearly am not up to date on your d prospects)


No problem - most people don't realize how quickly Montreal turned their pool around.
Here's a randomly googled recent article: here which shows you that others place their value in the Top 5 as well.
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:22
#11
Subbanator
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Quoting: BCAPP
Clearly I'm not a Habs fan and don't know your prospect depth. Haha.

Are there top prospects there?


Not going to say 'top' but very good, Josh brook lead the WHL in scoring for a defenseman last year and made team Canada. Then we have Romanov, who was the only 18 year old to play in the Russia Super league last year and became a reliable player for them as they won the championship, he also was one of the top defenders at the world juniors
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Aug 19, 2019 at 1:32
#12
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Sauceboss
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Quoting: Subbanator7667
Not going to say 'top' but very good, Josh brook lead the WHL in scoring for a defenseman last year and made team Canada. Then we have Romanov, who was the only 18 year old to play in the Russia Super league last year and became a reliable player for them as they won the championship, he also was one of the top defenders at the world juniors


Those two are blue-chippers for sure.

Habs right now have:

Joel Teasdale - Ryan Poehling - Cole Caufield
Lukas Vejdemo - Nick Suzuki- Jesse Ylonen
Cole Fonstad - Jacob Olofsson - Joni Ikonen
Rhett Pitlick - Jake Evans - Allan Mcshane
Arsen Khisamutdinov/Brett Stapley/Cam Hillis

Alexander Romanov - Josh Brook
Jayden Struble - Cale Fleury
Otto Leskinen - Jordan Harris
Matthias Norlinder/Gianni Fairbrother

Cayden Primeau
Michael Mcniven
Frederik Dichow
Aug 19, 2019 at 1:37
#13
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Sauceboss
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Quoting: Subbanator7667
That Vegas trade is also brutal for MTL, MTL doesn't get anything of value while giving up Danault and Lehkonen


Habs need those 2 French prospects back for Danault, as well as the 1st and 3rd (hopeful late 2nd) they lose on Connor.

Eakin could be retained and flipped at the deadline to a contended for additional picks+ if you want more value out of it. He provides 1 year leadership to help the kids settle into more difficult roles for this season ala Danault.
 
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