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Bergevin Likes to Go Big

Created by: TMLBRIAN
Initial Creation Date: Aug. 10, 2021
Published: Aug. 10, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
I like this team a lot.

Thoughts?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Poehling, Ryan2$950,000
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi3$3,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Chara, Zdeno1$750,000
Galchenyuk, Alex2$1,250,000
Trades
1.
MTL
  1. Eichel, Jack
BUF
  1. Drouin, Jonathan
  2. Byron, Paul
  3. Romanov, Alexander
  4. Poehling, Ryan
  5. 2022 1st round pick (MTL)
  6. 2023 1st round pick (MTL)
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
2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,970,060$597,561$1,620,000$529,940
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Toffoli, Tyler
$4,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
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Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 5
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Gallagher, Brendan
$6,500,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
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Hoffman, Mike
$4,500,000
LW, RW
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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Armia, Joel
$3,400,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
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Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$3,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
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Anderson, Josh
$5,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
Galchenyuk, Alex
$1,250,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 1
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Evans, Jake
$750,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Lehkonen, Artturi
$1,150,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Paquette, Cédric
$950,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
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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Savard, David
$3,500,000
RD
UFA - 4
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Allen, Jake
$2,875,000
G
UFA - 2
Chara, Zdeno
$750,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Wideman, Chris
$750,000
RD
UFA - 1
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Kulak, Brett
$925,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
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Brook, Josh
$795,000
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 5
Taxi Squad
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Perreault, Mathieu
$950,000 ($0)
LW, RW, C
UFA - 1

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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:19 p.m.
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BUF passes
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:23 p.m.
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Caufield or Suzuki man
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:24 p.m.
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Quoting: kedogs00
BUF passes


Do they? Romanov is an A prospect. 2x 1st. Pohling is a B prospect. Drouin could be good for buffalo and can be flipped this year or next. Byron is overpayed but performed super well in the playoffs but probably has negative value.

I think they would want KK in the trade, but I didn't like Montreals roster without KK.

I think Buffalo considers this.
Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:24 p.m.
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Quoting: mitchmarner16
Caufield or Suzuki man


would be KK if anything. But Romanov is a super nice piece as well.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:24 p.m.
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Do they? Romanov is an A prospect. 2x 1st. Pohling is a B prospect. Drouin could be good for buffalo and can be flipped this year or next. Byron is overpayed but performed super well in the playoffs but probably has negative value.

I think they would want KK in the trade, but I didn't like Montreals roster without KK.

I think Buffalo considers this.

Romanov would be a 3rd pairing defenseman with Dahlin and power on the left side.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:29 p.m.
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Romanov would be a 3rd pairing defenseman with Dahlin and power on the left side.


dahlin, power, romanov, jokiharju - That would be a very nice starting point. Romanov is listed as a left/right dman.
Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
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Quoting: Sabres923
Romanov would be a 3rd pairing defenseman with Dahlin and power on the left side.


That's the problem. Romanov just doesn't have as much value to Buffalo. Wrong piece. They're in good shape on D. Desperately need forwards. Add KK in his place and you probably have a deal.

Won't (and shouldn't) be Caufield or Suzuki. Zero chance.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:31 p.m.
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Quoting: TMLBRIAN
Do they? Romanov is an A prospect. 2x 1st. Pohling is a B prospect. Drouin could be good for buffalo and can be flipped this year or next. Byron is overpayed but performed super well in the playoffs but probably has negative value.

I think they would want KK in the trade, but I didn't like Montreals roster without KK.

I think Buffalo considers this.


The problem is the high end piece in this trade is a LHD, Romanov. Literally the only position BUF doesnt need. At best he'd be 3rd in line behind Dahlin and Power. Not that there isnt value there, however, for BUF it isn't the right value.

I don't want KK to be the centerpiece of a deal either to be honest. The center piece of an Eichel deal to me needs to be a A prospect with a superstar level ceiling. That being said, I wouldnt consider an offer from MTL unless Suzuki or Caulfield were involved. If that's a non starter, then so be it. Trading in divison bumps the value.

Not saying there couldnt be a package without CC or NS that wouldnt work. But, that would also be unlikely. Example: KK, Romanov, Another good prospect, w/e cap dump, and a 1st.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:44 p.m.
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It's a fair offer. Sabres would have to hit on the picks, Romanov looks good but Poehling is iffy. Sure the Sabres have to eat 8.9m in maybe poor contracts for two years, but then they have 10m to spend with out having Eichel on the team.
As indicated by other switching Romanov for KK might be it work.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:52 p.m.
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Quoting: Sabres923
Romanov would be a 3rd pairing defenseman with Dahlin and power on the left side.


I believe Romanov plays RD, even though he is a left handed shot.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:54 p.m.
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Quoting: Greysuits
I believe Romanov plays RD, even though he is a left handed shot.


Still sabres need to get a high end forward prospect or a young NHL player, when they move Jack.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:56 p.m.
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Everyong making these threads for Eichel forgets that we have Zuke and Caufield as well as whichever of Romanov, Kotkaniemi and Primeau remain with the team in the next 2 years. There really is no way for Montreal to fit Eichel's contract and unless he has recovered from surgery, it's really not even worth the risk.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.
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Quoting: Campabee
Everyong making these threads for Eichel forgets that we have Zuke and Caufield as well as whichever of Romanov, Kotkaniemi and Primeau remain with the team in the next 2 years. There really is no way for Montreal to fit Eichel's contract and unless he has recovered from surgery, it's really not even worth the risk.


Future is finally bright for Montreal... don't trade the farm for a guy who likely is not the answer.
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 5:01 p.m.
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romanov is massively overrated
no way fubbalo does that
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Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:23 p.m.
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Romanov would be a 3rd pairing defenseman with Dahlin and power on the left side.


and just look how well Tampa did with Sergachev as their 3rd pair LD
Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:51 p.m.
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Bergevin really doesn't like to go big.
Weber - Subban
Drouin - Sergachev
Anderson - Domi - Galchenyuk
Suzuki - Pacioretty

Those are his big deals. Everything else was (arguably) overpaying UFA's and bargain shopping.
Armia and Tatar were from cap dumps, Petry was a rental, and Danault was basically insider trading.

He's done a decent job with minor moves, but he doesn't really upgrade or sign big name free agents. Most of his moves are lateral, a lot of them don't pan out, and some work out better than he had any right to expect.
Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:54 p.m.
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Quoting: TheGHANDI90
and just look how well Tampa did with Sergachev as their 3rd pair LD


They also have the 32 overall pick in 2018 and the 31st overall pick in 2019 at Ld. Their defense will be set for awhile.
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