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this is the most logical route imo

Created by: Zuki9797
Initial Creation Date: Sep 1, 2021
Published: Sep 1 at 10:35
Team: 2021-22 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
I know, you may (or may not) have seen lots of ACGMs like this, putting Drouin at centre. But recently I did see an ACGM that provided validation that Drouin being at centre may not be the worst idea (https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/2750923 credit to Shanesaw9). If we want to buy a young top 6 centre, it's going to cost a lot.

If you want to sign someone like Bozak or Galchenyuk, someone will have to be traded. There's no doubt about that.

Put Drouin with good wingers and hopefully he thrives. Sell hard at the TDL.

To make up for the losses on offense and defense, sign some guys to play in the AHL, then call them up to eat minutes in the NHL
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dal Colle, Michael1$750,000
Anisimov, Artem1$750,000
Gudbranson, Erik1$1,000,000
Ryan, Bobby1$850,000
Neal, James1$850,000
Trades
1.
MTL
  1. 2022 5th round pick (ARI)
ARI
  1. Perreault, Mathieu
Additional Details:
anywhere
2.
MTL
  1. 2022 1st round pick (CAR)
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (CAR)
CAR
    Offersheet Compensation
    3.
    MTL
    1. 2022 6th round pick (EDM)
    EDM
    1. Paquette, Cédric
    Additional Details:
    anywhere
    4.
    MTL
    1. 2022 3rd round pick (BUF)
    BUF
    1. Lehkonen, Artturi
    Additional Details:
    anywhere
    -> trade back for him in the offseason/at the draft for a prospect
    5.
    MTL
    1. 2022 2nd round pick (FLA)
    CGY
    1. Chiarot, Ben
    Additional Details:
    anywhere
    if retained, add a 5th
    6.
    MTL
    1. 2022 5th round pick (PHI)
    PHI
    1. Kulak, Brett
    Additional Details:
    anywhere
    if retained, add a 7th/upgrade pick to a 4th
    7.
    MTL
    1. 2022 7th round pick (LAK)
    LAK
    1. Wideman, Chris
    Additional Details:
    anywhere
    difficult to gauge how he'll do, but we'll see how he does in the season
    8.
    MTL
    1. Lyubushkin, Ilya
    ARI
    1. 2022 5th round pick (ARI)
    2. 2022 7th round pick (STL)
    Buyouts
    • Karl Alzner: $1,958,333
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2022
    MTL
    CAR
    MTL
    FLA
    MTL
    ANA
    CAR
    BUF
    MTL
    TBL
    MTL
    PHI
    MTL
    EDM
    MTL
    LAK
    2023
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    2024
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    MTL
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$72,778,394$597,561$1,557,500$8,721,606

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    MTL
    Toffoli, Tyler
    $4,250,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 3
    MTL
    Suzuki, Nick
    $863,333
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    MTL
    Caufield, Cole
    $880,833
    RW
    RFA - 2
    MTL
    Hoffman, Mike
    $4,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 3
    MTL
    Drouin, Jonathan
    $5,500,000
    LW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    MTL
    Gallagher, Brendan
    $6,500,000
    RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 6
    MTL
    Evans, Jake
    $750,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    MTL
    Poehling, Ryan
    $750,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    MTL
    Anderson, Josh
    $5,500,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 6
    MTL
    Armia, Joel
    $3,400,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 4
    Anisimov, Artem
    $750,000
    C, LW
    UFA
    Ryan, Bobby
    $850,000
    RW, LW
    UFA
    Dal Colle, Michael
    $750,000
    LW
    RFA - 1
    Neal, James
    $850,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    MTL
    Edmundson, Joel
    $3,500,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    MTL
    Petry, Jeff
    $6,250,000
    RD
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 4
    MTL
    Price, Carey
    $10,500,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    MTL
    Romanov, Alexander
    $894,167
    LD/RD
    RFA - 1
    MTL
    Savard, David
    $3,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 4
    MTL
    Allen, Jake
    $2,875,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    MTL
    Norlinder, Mattias
    $859,167
    LD
    RFA - 3
    ARI
    Lyubushkin, Ilya
    $1,350,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    Gudbranson, Erik
    $1,000,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    MTL
    Byron, Paul
    $3,400,000
    LW, RW, C
    UFA - 2
    MTL
    Weber, Shea
    $7,857,143
    RD
    UFA - 5

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Toffoli, T.
    Suzuki, N.
    Caufield, C.
    Drouin, J.
    Petry, J.
    Power Play 2
    Anderson, J.
    Poehling, R.
    Gallagher, B.
    Hoffman, M.
    Romanov, A.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Evans, J.
    Armia, J.
    Edmundson, J.
    Petry, J.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Suzuki, N.
    Toffoli, T.
    Romanov, A.
    Savard, D.

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    Sep 1 at 10:40
    #1
    LongtimeLeafsufferer
    Joined: Jul 2015
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    ???? Agree with you not to match. But why go crazy with all that movement. Habs have cap space, and more without KK. Just acquire and there are some still unsigned UFAs who will be just as good as KK at centre. No need to put Drouin at centre. Just use the cap wisely to get two moderately priced centres.
    Sep 1 at 10:42
    #2
    Joined: Nov 2018
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    Where's Jagr >?
    Sep 1 at 10:44
    #3
    Zuke is the goat
    Joined: May 2017
    Posts: 4,369
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    Just suck one year and hope for Wright or Lambert at the top of the draft. This team will be great in 2-3 years
    Zuki9797 liked this.
    Sep 1 at 11:24
    #4
    Lenny7
    Joined: Jan 2017
    Posts: 8,594
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    Quoting: math731
    Just suck one year and hope for Wright or Lambert at the top of the draft. This team will be great in 2-3 years


    In 2-3 years, Price, Anderson, Gallagher, Petry, etc. are all going to be that much older. Plus, then you'll be paying Suzuki and Caufield big bucks. The time to add is now, not subtract. Plus, "Sucking for one year" to get a top 3 pick isn't as easy as it may seem, considering there's 8+ teams that are all significantly worse than the Habs.
     
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