Forums/Armchair-GM

2022 who is the best 3rd line center in the NHL Lowry or Danault

Created by: Wreckless
Initial Creation Date: Jun 1, 2021
Published: Jun 1 at 7:29
Team: 2022-23 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
That, to me, is the most interesting question of the series.

Lines for game 1 below:
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Norlinder, Mattias3$850,333
Tuch, Luke3$850,333
Struble, Jayden3$850,333
Harris, Jordan3$850,333
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi2$1,925,000
Evans, Jake3$1,100,000
Poehling, Ryan2$750,000
Primeau, Cayden2$750,000
Romanov, Alexander2$1,925,000
Suzuki, Nick6$5,750,000
Fleury, Cale2$750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Danault, Phillip5$3,250,000
Staal, Eric1$800,000
Perry, Corey1$800,000
Merrill, Jon1$950,000
Gustafsson, Erik1$950,000
Kulak, Brett1$950,000
Chiarot, Ben3$3,500,000
Armia, Joel4$2,750,000
Buyouts
  • Karl Alzner: $833,333
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
MTL
MTL
TBL
CHI
WSH
MTL
STL
VGK
PHI
MTL
MTL
2022
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
2023
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$82,496,309$0$850,000-$996,309
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MTL
Caufield, Cole
$880,833
RW, C
RFA - 1
MTL
Suzuki, Nick
$5,750,000
C, RW
RFA
MTL
Toffoli, Tyler
$4,250,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
MTL
Byron, Paul
$3,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$1,925,000
C, LW
RFA
MTL
Anderson, Josh
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 5
MTL
Evans, Jake
$1,100,000
C, RW
RFA
MTL
Danault, Phillip
$3,250,000
C
UFA
MTL
Gallagher, Brendan
$6,500,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 5
MTL
Armia, Joel
$2,750,000
RW, LW
UFA
MTL
Staal, Eric
$800,000
C
UFA
MTL
Perry, Corey
$800,000
RW
UFA
MTL
Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Chiarot, Ben
$3,500,000
LD
UFA
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 4
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 4
MTL
Edmundson, Joel
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
MTL
Petry, Jeff
$6,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
MTL
Allen, Jake
$2,875,000
G
UFA - 1
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$950,000
LD
UFA
MTL
Gustafsson, Erik
$950,000
LD/RD
UFA
MTL
Romanov, Alexander
$1,925,000
LD/RD
RFA
MTL
Merrill, Jon
$950,000
LD
UFA
Taxi Squad
MTL
Poehling, Ryan
$750,000 ($0)
C, LW
RFA
MTL
Tuch, Luke
$850,333 ($0)
LW
RFA
MTL
Ylönen, Jesse
$880,833 ($0)
RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Norlinder, Mattias
$850,333 ($0)
LD
RFA - 2
MTL
Fleury, Cale
$750,000 ($0)
RD
RFA
MTL
Primeau, Cayden
$750,000 ($0)
G
RFA

Embed Code

  • To display this team on another website or blog, add this iFrame to the appropriate page
  • Customize the height attribute in the iFrame code below to fit your website appropriately. Minimum recommended: 400px.

Text-Embed

Click to Highlight
Jun 1 at 7:38
#1
CHI NYI
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 4,145
Likes: 1,991
Lowry because Danault is at least a 2C

EDIT: But I guess in this scenario if it’s two seasons from now, I’ll take Danault easy
Jun 1 at 7:40
#2
Thread Starter
Wreckless
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 1,828
Likes: 265
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
Lowry because Danault is at least a 2C

EDIT: But I guess in this scenario if it’s two seasons from now, I’ll take Danault easy


That’s why they play the games, right? smile

They have the same role, call it what you want.
Jun 1 at 9:14
#3
Team Proud
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 479
Likes: 99
Don't need both Merrill and Gustaffsson, don't need Staal and Perry gets a raise. If the Habs don't pay him another team will, just look at what he's done.
They've shown they don't need Drouin so he should be moved for another LW.
Habs lose Allen or Chiarot and a pick ( as comp for taking him) to Seattle so the team would look a bit different still.
Jun 1 at 9:22
#4
Thread Starter
Wreckless
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 1,828
Likes: 265
Quoting: SCGLisme2
Don't need both Merrill and Gustaffsson, don't need Staal and Perry gets a raise. If the Habs don't pay him another team will, just look at what he's done.
They've shown they don't need Drouin so he should be moved for another LW.
Habs lose Allen or Chiarot and a pick ( as comp for taking him) to Seattle so the team would look a bit different still.


Marc Bergevin’s m.o. is you can never have too many NHL level D. It would not surprise me if he signs both.
Staal has been excellent in the playoffs in limited minutes.
If Perry wants more money, he can have more money. My guess is he’s like Spezza at this point and just wants the best chance to win.
I’m not going to speculate on the Drouin situation, I just wish him well and want him to know that’s he appreciated by fans who understand and value mental health.
Habs want to keep both Allen and Chiarot if possible. The expansion draft will definitely be interesting.
Jun 1 at 11:20
#5
Team Proud
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 479
Likes: 99
Quoting: Wreckless
Marc Bergevin’s m.o. is you can never have too many NHL level D. It would not surprise me if he signs both.
Staal has been excellent in the playoffs in limited minutes.
If Perry wants more money, he can have more money. My guess is he’s like Spezza at this point and just wants the best chance to win.
I’m not going to speculate on the Drouin situation, I just wish him well and want him to know that’s he appreciated by fans who understand and value mental health.
Habs want to keep both Allen and Chiarot if possible. The expansion draft will definitely be interesting.


D at that price are a dime a dozen, but for the Habs they need to be quicker and more mobile.
A resigned Danault takes over for Staal.
There are many trains of thought on Drouin and what is going on. I'm more thinking of the player when I say he should move on, the pressure of being a Quebec born supposed star player playing in Montreal is as tough as it gets. It would be a good move for both parties involved. That being said the Habs need another good LW.
Perry's work in the 1st round speaks for itself, worth more than Staal so a minor pay raise is acceptable.
I agree with the expansion idea, should be fun to see what Seattle looks like.
Jun 1 at 1:54
#6
Thread Starter
Wreckless
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 1,828
Likes: 265
Quoting: SCGLisme2
D at that price are a dime a dozen, but for the Habs they need to be quicker and more mobile.
A resigned Danault takes over for Staal.
There are many trains of thought on Drouin and what is going on. I'm more thinking of the player when I say he should move on, the pressure of being a Quebec born supposed star player playing in Montreal is as tough as it gets. It would be a good move for both parties involved. That being said the Habs need another good LW.
Perry's work in the 1st round speaks for itself, worth more than Staal so a minor pay raise is acceptable.
I agree with the expansion idea, should be fun to see what Seattle looks like.


7th and 8th D can have a different profile than your starting 6. Also, Gustafsson is quite mobile when you get down to analyzing his play.
It’s not inconceivable that Staal would be comfortable being our 13th forward. Injuries happen to > 1/12 of our forwards quite often over the course of an 82 game season, and it’s easy to see from his play against Toronto that he’s still quite effective in playoff hockey with limited minutes.
Plus, Danault agreeing to sign the contract Bergevin offers him is by no means a guarantee. I hope he does though.
That’s possible for Drouin, I’m not going to speculate on it though. If that’s what he and Berg decide, I’ll trust that it was the best for both sides. But I’d also be happy to welcome him back as well though if that’s what both sides think is best. At his best, he can absolutely be a valuable part of this team. I’m not ruling out hope of seeing him against Winnipeg. And if that’s the case, I hope the team puts mental health in the media’s focus the same way Naomi Osaka is doing.
If Perry wants more, he gets more, I completely agree with you re: having proven his worth.
 
Reply
To create a post please Login or Register
Question:
Options:
Add Option
Remove Option
Submit Poll