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Tough decisions ahead

Created by: OldmanWebber
Initial Creation Date: Oct 13, 2020
Published: Oct 13, 2020 at 9:12
Team: 2020-21 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
Trading the heart and sole of the Canadiens was un-thinkable a week ago, makes me sick just thinking about it.....but, one has to look at this possibility with logical thought.
Brendan plays an in your face game and puts his body in harms way consistently. One has to consider the wear and tear on his body and when the inevitable drop off will hit. His trade value at the moment is not at an all time high because he only has one year remaining. A first round pick, plus a prospect, and a roster player is the minimum I would even consider.

Trading him to Vancouver gets him out of the eastern conference so you only have to face him twice a year.

Montreal side:
Vasily Podkolzin is really the center piece of the trade.
Jake Virtanen has been very inconsistent, he is a place holder and may only play one season with Montreal. Although, maybe a change of teams will help him achieve some of his potential.
2021 1st round will most likely be a mid to late first round pick, no sure thing in a weak draft.

Vancouver side:
What is there to say, they will get a home town boy that will kick and drag his team mates into the battle. Will score 25-30 goals and is a leader in the dressing room.

Byron to Ottawa makes some sense where they need to get to the cap floor and also need NHL players in their line up. He is also a local boy. Brook is a sweetener to take the full cap hit.

Granlund gets a 2 year contract, could be a nice fit along side KK
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Virtanen, Jake2$2,375,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Granlund, Mikael2$3,500,000
Trades
MTL
  1. 2022 6th round pick (OTT)
OTT
  1. Byron, Paul
  2. Brook, Josh
  3. 2021 5th round pick (OTT)
MTL
  1. Podkolzin, Vasily [Reserve List]
  2. Virtanen, Jake [RFA Rights]
  3. 2021 1st round pick (VAN)
VAN
  1. Gallagher, Brendan
Buyouts
  • Karl Alzner: $3,958,333
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
MTL
VAN
MTL
TBL
MTL
WSH
CHI
MTL
STL
VGK
MTL
PHI
MTL
MTL
2022
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
OTT
MTL
STL
2023
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$81,291,309$0$3,137,500$208,691
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MTL
Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW
UFA - 3
MTL
Suzuki, Nick
$863,333
C, RW
RFA - 2
MTL
Anderson, Josh
$5,500,000
RW
UFA - 7
MTL
Tatar, Tomas
$4,800,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Danault, Phillip
$3,083,333
C
UFA - 1
MTL
Toffoli, Tyler
$4,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
Granlund, Mikael
$3,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
MTL
Armia, Joel
$2,600,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
MTL
Lehkonen, Artturi
$2,400,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Evans, Jake
$750,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
Virtanen, Jake
$2,375,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
MTL
Weal, Jordan
$1,400,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Chiarot, Ben
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 6
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 6
MTL
Edmundson, Joel
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
MTL
Petry, Jeff
$5,500,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
MTL
Allen, Jake
$4,350,000
G
UFA - 1
MTL
Romanov, Alexander
$894,167
LD/RD
RFA - 2
MTL
Juulsen, Noah
$700,000
RD
RFA - 1
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$1,850,000
LD
UFA - 2
MTL
Mete, Victor
$735,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1

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Oct 13, 2020 at 9:13
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mint
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Oct 13, 2020 at 9:15
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I get Gallagher is next to a god for the Habs fans, but jesus christ that is way too much...
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Oct 13, 2020 at 9:16
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Quoting: justaBoss
I get Gallagher is next to a god for the Habs fans, but jesus christ that is way too much...


No look at what Coleman got at the tdl... Gally is way better than him and a top 10 rw in the league especially when you consider the intangibles
Oct 13, 2020 at 9:17
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dude do you have any concept of trade value?
Oct 13, 2020 at 9:18
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Quoting: justaBoss
I get Gallagher is next to a god for the Habs fans, but jesus christ that is way too much...


No way MB moves him for anything less. Probably gets even more at the TDL if you really think you are going to loose him to UFA
Oct 13, 2020 at 9:19
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Quoting: math731
No look at what Coleman got at the tdl... Gally is way better than him and a top 10 rw in the league especially when you consider the intangibles


Coleman had two years left...also it was a huge risk by Brisebois, he moved a huge price in order to bet his team for a cup...and it worked. Not something that VAN is even close to achieve.
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Oct 13, 2020 at 9:19
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Quoting: OldmanWebber
No way MB moves him for anything less. Probably gets even more at the TDL if you really think you are going to loose him to UFA


Yeah f*ck that Bergevin can see the guy walk then...no one is giving up that much for one year of the guy.
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Oct 13, 2020 at 9:21
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Quoting: math731
No look at what Coleman got at the tdl... Gally is way better than him and a top 10 rw in the league especially when you consider the intangibles


TOP 10 RW IN THE LEAGUE? Can I get some of whatever you're smoking? And yeah, we all know the Coleman trade was an overpay, but A) he had an extremely affordable cap hit, B) filled a need for the Lightning, and C) wasn't an expiring contract.
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Oct 13, 2020 at 10:22
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Quoting: OldmanWebber
No way MB moves him for anything less. Probably gets even more at the TDL if you really think you are going to loose him to UFA


To the contrary, he gets less since it’s an expiring deal At the deadline. TDL is changing and firsts Plus major prospects don’t get tossed out anymore. You might get a 1st and a A-/B+ prospect now and a roster player. But come TDL it’ll be less. Unless you get someone desperate but GM’s are more calculated Than to pay that obnoxious price.
 
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