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Retooling - Not a Habs Fan so dont kill me

Created by: jmac490
Initial Creation Date: Jan 16, 2020
Published: Jan 16 at 11:32 am
Team: 2020-21 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
Montreal gets the 3rd overall pick
- They draft the German Tim Stuetzle

Reasoning behind the Gallagher trade.
- Gallagher has been the heart and soul behind the Canadiens for a number of years. This would allow Gallagher to be traded to a team that has the ability to do great things, while being a key player on the 2nd line with Kadri (a pesky energy line if you will).
The Canadiens have been stagnant the last few years, getting very close to playoffs but not succeeding. I believe that Gallagher deserves the opportunity to win a Stanley Cup, and personally I believe Colorado has a much higher chance than Montreal.
- This also sets Montreal up quite well for the future, giving Weber and Chiarot teaching roles for Romanov and Byram respectively. Romanov plays the same game as Weber (Physical, Offensive, Two Way player) and having the guidance of Weber would be highly beneficial in his development.
Moving Gallagher also allows for the rookies to move up the lineup. Caufield can get the opportunity to shine on the 2nd line and Suzuki can do Suzuki things with Domi and Drouin.

The Petry Trade
- Winnipeg is in need of a defenseman and assuming that Buff is done for the year (injuries etc.) then getting a Top 4 D-Man in Petry would help give the team the boost it needs to succeed in their pursuit of a playoff spot.
- Petry could also act as a mentor to Heinola, who is a very promising player on the Jets.

Backes Trade
- Acquiring a late 1st to take back some cap for a year, since Montreal has the space. Also also Poehling more time in the AHL to hone his game to become a middle 6 talent for Montreal in the following season.
This trade would be done during the draft if Boston needed some help. I know that its in-division and would be helping out a rival, but having Backes in the room as a veteran voice would likely be beneficial to the kids.

Domi Contract/Gallagher Contract
- Both players are solid 60 point guys.
- I don't think players that aren't exceeding 80+ points should get contracts in the 8+ mil range (looking at you Johansen/Hayes/to an extent Skinner). The term is also short enough that if Domi hits it big, then he can earn himself a massive payday.

The Domi contract is also team friendly enough that if the rookies play extremely well and Price is back in form, then the Canadiens can afford some trade deadline talent to push for a cup.
Or if the team plays poorly there is enough cap space to trade away Tatar and also take back some contracts to continue to stockpile assets.

C - Weber
A - Byron
A - Chiarot/Backes/Domi (Domi could be the next Captain?)
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Romanov, Alexander3$925,000
Caufield, Cole3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Domi, Max5$6,250,000
Mete, Victor4$3,500,000
Juulsen, Noah2$900,000
Sturtz, Andrew2$800,000
Evans, Jake2$925,000
Trades
MTL
  1. Byram, Bowen
  2. 2020 4th round pick (COL)
Additional Details:
Deadline Deal - Gallagher Sign and Trade (5 years at 7M)
Reminiscent of the Stone Trade to Vegas (lower pick, same potential prospect)
COL
  1. Gallagher, Brendan
Additional Details:
Deadline Deal - Gallagher Sign and Trade (5 years at 7M)
Reminiscent of the Stone Trade to Vegas (lower pick, same potential prospect)
MTL
  1. Vesalainen, Kristian
  2. Stanley, Logan
  3. 2020 2nd round pick (WPG)
Additional Details:
Done at the Trade Deadline of the 2019-2020 season
Not sure if this is super fair for Winnipeg at the moment, seeing as they would like an extra defenseman. Its roughly the same cost of Muzzin for Toronto with slightly more household names and a lesser pick.
WPG
  1. Petry, Jeff ($1,500,000 retained)
Additional Details:
Done at the Trade Deadline of the 2019-2020 season
Not sure if this is super fair for Winnipeg at the moment, seeing as they would like an extra defenseman. Its roughly the same cost of Muzzin for Toronto with slightly more household names and a lesser pick.
MTL
  1. Backes, David
  2. 2020 1st round pick (BOS)
BOS
  1. 2020 7th round pick (CHI)
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Jeff Petry: $1,500,000 (27.27%)
Buried
  • Karl Alzner: $3,550,000 ($4,625,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
MTL
BOS
MTL
CHI
WPG
MTL
MTL
ANA
WPG
COL
MTL
FLA
MTL
2021
MTL
MTL
MTL
CHI
MTL
MTL
OTT
MTL
2022
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$83,000,000$72,298,809$0$5,557,500$10,701,191
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MTL
Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW
UFA - 3
MTL
Domi, Max
$6,250,000
C, LW
RFA
MTL
Suzuki, Nick
$863,333
C, RW
RFA - 2
MTL
Tatar, Tomas
$4,800,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Danault, Phillip
$3,083,333
C
UFA - 1
MTL
Caufield, Cole
$925,000
RW, C
RFA
MTL
Byron, Paul
$3,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
MTL
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
MTL
Armia, Joel
$2,600,000
RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Lehkonen, Artturi
$2,400,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BOS
Backes, David
$4,500,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
MTL
Weal, Jordan
$1,400,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Romanov, Alexander
$925,000
LD
RFA
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 6
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 6
MTL
Chiarot, Ben
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
COL
Byram, Bowen
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
MTL
Lindgren, Charlie
$750,000
G
UFA - 1
MTL
Mete, Victor
$3,500,000
LD
RFA
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$1,850,000
LD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
MTL
Brook, Josh
$795,000
RD
RFA - 2

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Jan 17 at 11:32
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Joined: Jan 2019
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As a Habs fan, I'd do all of these trades. I think every trade is an overpay.
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