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Drouin to Seattle

Initial Creation Date: Jun 25, 2021
Published: Jun 25 at 8:34
Team: 2021-22 Montreal Canadiens
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Fleury, Cale2$900,000
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi2$4,000,000
Lehkonen, Artturi4$2,750,000
Poehling, Ryan2$950,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Perry, Corey1$750,000
Danault, Phillip6$6,000,000
Goligoski, Alex1$2,750,000
Armia, Joel1$2,750,000
Paquette, Cédric1$900,000
Trades
MTL
  1. 2023 2nd round pick (SEA)
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (SEA)
Basically Seattle gets a top six player that can set up others for cheap while MTL clears a roster spot and gets him out, since he doesn't have a room in MTL anymore. Look, as much as others may want to criticize him, he's still a money in the bank 30 assists a season, that's not nothing at all.

Seattle also gets a number 7 d-man
SEA
  1. Drouin, Jonathan
  2. Kulak, Brett
Buyouts
  • Karl Alzner: $1,958,333
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
SEA
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
2023
MTL
MTL
SEA
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$81,626,370$597,561$1,475,000-$126,370

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
MTL
Lehkonen, Artturi
$2,750,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Danault, Phillip
$6,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
MTL
Gallagher, Brendan
$6,500,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
MTL
Toffoli, Tyler
$4,250,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
MTL
Suzuki, Nick
$863,333
C, RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Caufield, Cole
$880,833
RW, C
RFA - 2
MTL
Armia, Joel
$2,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
MTL
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$4,000,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
MTL
Anderson, Josh
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 6
MTL
Byron, Paul
$3,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
MTL
Evans, Jake
$750,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Perry, Corey
$750,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Chiarot, Ben
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 5
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 5
MTL
Edmundson, Joel
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
MTL
Petry, Jeff
$6,250,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 4
MTL
Allen, Jake
$2,875,000
G
UFA - 2
MTL
Romanov, Alexander
$894,167
LD/RD
RFA - 1
Goligoski, Alex
$2,750,000
LD/RD
NMC
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Paquette, Cédric
$900,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
MTL
Fleury, Cale
$900,000
RD
RFA - 1
MTL
Vejdemo, Lukas
$750,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 1

Special Teams

Penalty Kill 1
Danault, P.
Lehkonen, A.
 
 
Penalty Kill 2
Evans, J.
Byron, P.
 
 

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Jun 25 at 8:37
#1
Absolute legend
Joined: Oct 2017
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I'd much rather just take Allen than pay for Drouin. He's virtually valueless at this point. Also him taking a leave of absence and then MTL starting to absolutely flourish just after he drops out is a bit of a red flag in terms of his locker room presence.
Jun 25 at 8:58
#2
Mark
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 674
Likes: 277
I'll just comment on the Drouin situation: I completely agree with your assessment. At worst, he'll get you 40 points, but he'll most likely get you 45-50. So, he's not McDavid, but we all knew that. Complaining that it was, in hindsight, a bad trade, is playing revisionist history and I refuse to do that. 5.5 million is a lot for 45-50 points, and nobody would argue against that. But he is still a very talented player and probably could easily fit into their top 6. As long as the Canadiens' give a sweetener - a pick or prospect or even Kulak - I would bet they take that.

BTW, we are not the only ones who think this: both Friedmann and Ryan Johnson from The Hockey News have mentioned this.
Jun 25 at 9:39
#3
Michael
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 342
Likes: 40
Quoting: markmws
I'll just comment on the Drouin situation: I completely agree with your assessment. At worst, he'll get you 40 points, but he'll most likely get you 45-50. So, he's not McDavid, but we all knew that. Complaining that it was, in hindsight, a bad trade, is playing revisionist history and I refuse to do that. 5.5 million is a lot for 45-50 points, and nobody would argue against that. But he is still a very talented player and probably could easily fit into their top 6. As long as the Canadiens' give a sweetener - a pick or prospect or even Kulak - I would bet they take that.

BTW, we are not the only ones who think this: both Friedmann and Ryan Johnson from The Hockey News have mentioned this.


Oh so Friedmann and Johnson say it so it must be true. Good grief! Drouin is one of the biggest busts of all time. He is NOT a top 6 forward not even in the minor leagues. Very talented? maybe on Xbox
Jun 26 at 12:02
#4
Mark
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 674
Likes: 277
Quoting: Roscoe
Oh so Friedmann and Johnson say it so it must be true. Good grief! Drouin is one of the biggest busts of all time. He is NOT a top 6 forward not even in the minor leagues. Very talented? maybe on Xbox


I was never attacking or disparaging to anyone when I said this. It was just my opinion. We can agree to disagree.
Jun 26 at 12:51
#5
Michael
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 342
Likes: 40
Quoting: markmws
I was never attacking or disparaging to anyone when I said this. It was just my opinion. We can agree to disagree.


Absolutely correct. My apologies I didn't mean to sound disparaging.
Jun 26 at 1:41
#6
Mark
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 674
Likes: 277
And I also think - and this is just my opinion - that the term "bust" is relative. 40-50 points, which is his career average to this point, isn't necessarily bad, but it's not becoming of someone drafted 3rd overall. If he was drafted 20th overall? He's fine. Is he worth $5.5 million per? No. Is he worth $4? I would say so. But again, that's my opinion.
 
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