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Once More Unto The Breach

Created by: HabsRafiki
Initial Creation Date: Jun. 1, 2021
Published: Jun. 10, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
This scenario assumes Drouin's ailment is explained and there is confidence that he has put it behind him. If not, he is placed on LTIR and Habs add another high-level winger via trade or UFA.

Kraken received incentives to take Byron in the expansion draft in the form of Jordan Harris and a 4th-round pick.

Montreal got great service from Eric Staal and I'd have no qualms about re-signing him. That said, I've always thought Jeff Carter should have been a Canadiens player and have never got over the STUPID decision to draft Andrei Kostitshyn. Better late than never. Josh Brook remains a solid RD prospect (THN Future Watch #6 for Habs) who could easily step in for Ceci or Friedman. If Brook doesn't make the cut, Pens get a #2 pick in 2022.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi3$2,750,000
Poehling, Ryan2$970,000
Fleury, Cale2$840,000
Lehkonen, Artturi3$2,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Armia, Joel3$2,850,000
Perry, Corey1$850,000
Danault, Phillip8$4,750,000
Trades
1.
MTL
    EXPANSION DRAFT DEAL
    SEA
    1. Harris, Jordan [Reserve List]
    2. Byron, Paul
    3. 2021 4th round pick (VGK)
    Additional Details:
    EXPANSION DRAFT DEAL
    2.
    MTL
    1. Carter, Jeff ($700,000 retained)
    PIT
    1. Brook, Josh
    2. 2022 2nd round pick (MTL)
    Additional Details:
    Conditional draft pick: 2022 second pick becomes a fourth-round pick if Brook plays more than 50 games with the Pens in 2021-22.
    Buyouts
    • Karl Alzner: $1,958,333
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Brett Kulak: $925,000 (50%)
    • Ben Chiarot: $1,750,000 (50%)
    • Artturi Lehkonen: $1,150,000 (50%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
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    2022
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    2023
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    24$81,500,000$83,753,567$597,561$1,475,000-$2,253,567

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Toffoli, Tyler
    $4,250,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 3
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    Suzuki, Nick
    $863,333
    C
    UFA - 1
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    Caufield, Cole
    $880,833
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
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    Lehkonen, Artturi
    $2,750,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
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    Danault, Phillip
    $4,750,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 6
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    Gallagher, Brendan
    $6,500,000
    RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 6
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    Drouin, Jonathan
    $5,500,000
    LW, RW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
    $2,750,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
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    Anderson, Josh
    $5,500,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 6
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    Armia, Joel
    $2,850,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 4
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    Carter, Jeff
    $1,936,364
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
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    Perry, Corey
    $850,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Poehling, Ryan
    $970,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
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    Evans, Jake
    $750,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
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    Ylönen, Jesse
    $880,833
    RW, LW
    RFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Edmundson, Joel
    $3,500,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 3
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    Petry, Jeff
    $6,250,000
    RD
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 4
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    Price, Carey
    $10,500,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 5
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    Chiarot, Ben
    $1,750,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Weber, Shea
    $7,857,143
    RD
    UFA - 5
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    Allen, Jake
    $2,875,000
    G
    UFA - 2
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    Kulak, Brett
    $925,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 1
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    Romanov, Alexander
    $894,167
    LD/RD
    RFA - 1
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    Fleury, Cale
    $840,000
    RD
    RFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Perry, C.
    Suzuki, N.
    Caufield, C.
    Toffoli, T.
    Petry, J.
    Power Play 2
    Carter, J.
    Kotkaniemi, J.
    Gallagher, B.
    Drouin, J.
    Weber, S.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Danault, P.
    Lehkonen, A.
    Chiarot, B.
    Weber, S.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Armia, J.
    Evans, J.
    Edmundson, J.
    Petry, J.

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    Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:54 p.m.
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    Pas Jordan Harris et non plus Josh Brook
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:02 p.m.
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    Quoting: Aselo29
    Pas Jordan Harris et non plus Josh Brook


    Don't give them away or no, they're not wanted?
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:03 p.m.
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    Mais il sont des très bons prospect tout le monde recherche leurs stile de jeux
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:16 p.m.
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    Mais il sont des très bons prospect tout le monde recherche leurs stile de jeux


    The Habs would still have Guhle, Norlinder, Struble and Fairbrother as excellent defensive prospects. Harris has played 3 years at Northeastern and refused to sign with the Habs this spring. That means that after next season, he will be a UFA and the Habs will get no value for him. My suspicion is that, as an American, he is not interested in signing in Canada. I think any defenceman would be excited to go to Seattle, where he will have a chance to play almost immediately.

    Brook is a very good prospect, but Habs have no place on the roster for him. Weber and Petry are still there on the RHD, and Brook would have to clear waivers next year to be sent down. Having watched Juulsen taken with no compensation, I would rather use Brook to secure a solid veteran centremen than risk losing him for nothing.
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.
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    Dit comme ça tu as raison mais on pourrait avoir de bons joueurs contre
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    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:34 p.m.
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    don't mind the penguins trade at all. Don't see why a young team like MTL would do it though
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    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.
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    Quoting: Aselo29
    Dit comme ça tu as raison mais on pourrait avoir de bons joueurs contre


    By using Harris to get Seattle to take Byron, the Habs will have enough cash to re-sign Danault, KK, Armia and Lehkonen. They also won't lose Jake Allen or a defenceman like Chiarot. So, yes, you're trading Harris to free up cap AND making sure you keep the players you most want to keep.

    In the case of Brook, I think trading him to get Jeff Carter is a net positive, albeit a short-term one. But if we accept the idea that the current Price-Weber window is worth pursuing, adding a good veteran player like Carter is a good use of an asset that the Habs are otherwise likely to lose to waivers.
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:44 p.m.
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    don't mind the penguins trade at all. Don't see why a young team like MTL would do it though


    Watching how Staal has come to life in the playoffs, it's a valuable lesson that experience and size are huge advantages in the playoffs. Carter had two Stanley Cups with the Kings and, this year, he had 4 goals and an assist in 6 games for the Pens. He is a warrior. At less than $2M, and splitting time with Evans and Poehling, he will be rested and teaching the young centres how to survive in the league. I think KK has learned a ton by watching Staal. I think with good load management, Carter could be very valuable for the next year or two.
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:15 p.m.
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    Watching how Staal has come to life in the playoffs, it's a valuable lesson that experience and size are huge advantages in the playoffs. Carter had two Stanley Cups with the Kings and, this year, he had 4 goals and an assist in 6 games for the Pens. He is a warrior. At less than $2M, and splitting time with Evans and Poehling, he will be rested and teaching the young centres how to survive in the league. I think KK has learned a ton by watching Staal. I think with good load management, Carter could be very valuable for the next year or two.


    it's not about Carter, it's more that MTL as a team building for the future. The road now is hard. But in 2 years, it will be much easier. Teams like PIT BOS and WSH in the east in 2 years will be going nowhere.
    TB will be going backwards due to cap. And TOR is going nowhere fast. There isn't much there. You are looking at young teams like CAR, OTT, and MTL being the new regulars very shortly. Hell they are all either already there or on the cusp. It's not time to trade young assets away for a 1 year rental. Not when you know the hurdles are still other teams and not you.
    But MTL will have it's day when they are the hurdle everyone is looking at, as long as they trust the plan
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:50 p.m.
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    it's not about Carter, it's more that MTL as a team building for the future. The road now is hard. But in 2 years, it will be much easier. Teams like PIT BOS and WSH in the east in 2 years will be going nowhere.
    TB will be going backwards due to cap. And TOR is going nowhere fast. There isn't much there. You are looking at young teams like CAR, OTT, and MTL being the new regulars very shortly. Hell they are all either already there or on the cusp. It's not time to trade young assets away for a 1 year rental. Not when you know the hurdles are still other teams and not you.
    But MTL will have it's day when they are the hurdle everyone is looking at, as long as they trust the plan


    Montreal has a few impressive young players (Suzuki, KK, Caufield, Romanov, Evans) but the meat of this team is OLD. Price, Weber, Petry, Gallagher, Toffoli, Chiarot, Edmondson, Anderson.... These guys are all in their primes or beyond. The time to build a team to compete is right now!!
    Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:50 p.m.
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    Montreal has a few impressive young players (Suzuki, KK, Caufield, Romanov, Evans) but the meat of this team is OLD. Price, Weber, Petry, Gallagher, Toffoli, Chiarot, Edmondson, Anderson.... These guys are all in their primes or beyond. The time to build a team to compete is right now!!


    well I'll guess we'll see how close they are shortly, they get their first matchup out side the weak north.
     
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