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Does it even make sense to blow it up

Created by: mvp13
Initial Creation Date: Nov. 5, 2021
Published: Nov. 5, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Montreal Canadiens
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First and foremost, I think the best option right now is to just wait until you're healthy before you do anything. Not blaming anything on Jake Allen right now, but just having Price around the team could be a huge lockerroom boost for the guys, and hopefully get them to do anything.

If you still suck when you're healthy, yeah I know he was just signed, but dumping Ducharme is a lot easier and sensible than trying to get rid of some of these contracts. It's not like it hasn't happened before, Reirden was fired fairly quickly under WSH, and that was after they let Trotz walk in favor of signing him haha... I think Burgervan has been a fine GM and I'd personally extend him, but letting him go early could be your next best option. I don't really know what difference that would make, though. I'm not sure there's a GM in the league that cares more about their players than Burgervan

But let's say all that happens and you still are getting blown out nearly every game... how do you blow this team up? A lot of these contracts are immovable to me in today's NHL cap situation. While I love Gallagher, he's going to be 30 in May and making 6.5million for another 5 years... his production has been going down, and the way he plays will only impact him more in the future. I think it'd be really tough to find someone to want to take on this contract, that also brings enough futures to you to have it make sense. I guess the argument MTL could have is that they've been playing him on the 3rd line which is impacting his production... but if I'm a different team, I wonder how it's even possible to put him on the 3rd line in the first place... plus, he has a M-NTC, so...

Let me know what ya'll think of the value on these trades

Longterm outlook: This team will have 15 contracts signed next year with 12.9million in space to sign Villardi, Romanov, and free agents.
Trades
1.
MTL
  1. Komarov, Leo
  2. 2022 2nd round pick (COL)
  3. 2022 3rd round pick (NYI)
Additional Details:
The extra 3rd is for taking Komarov. If NYI can work the cap differently to not need to shed Komarov, then it's Chiarot for a 2nd. But right now I believe they'll need to do this.
NYI
  1. Chiarot, Ben
2.
MTL
  1. Francouz, Pavel
  2. Murray, Ryan
  3. 2023 1st round pick (COL)
  4. 2022 3rd round pick (COL)
Additional Details:
This loads COL up for the playoffs this year, and gives them long term assurance on the 2nd line wing. For next year, both Burakosky and Kadri are up for contract, so they choose to keep one or the other (with Newhook or Jost playing 2C in Kadri's place, if necessary). Francouz and Murray - two expiring UFA contracts - come back to MTL for cap compliancy this year, provided COL is healthy at the time of trade. If COL doesn't need to shed these contracts, remove both and the 3rd round pick. MTL might not want to do this trade since there is no 2022 1st round pick, but I thought they could be an interesting suitor nonetheless.
COL
  1. Toffoli, Tyler
3.
MTL
  1. 2022 5th round pick (ANA)
Any team that could use a cheap depth defensive option for the playoffs.
ANA
  1. Kulak, Brett
4.
MTL
  1. 2023 3rd round pick (ANA)
Any team that could use a cheap defensive option for the playoffs (if he is included in the COL trade).
ANA
  1. Murray, Ryan
5.
MTL
  1. 2022 3rd round pick (ARI)
Any team that could use a backup goalie for the playoffs (if he is included in the COL trade).
ARI
  1. Francouz, Pavel
6.
MTL
  1. Vilardi, Gabriel
Additional Details:
A team flush with centers but somewhat light on wingers gets a scoring power play specialist on a long term contract.
LAK
  1. Hoffman, Mike
  2. Lehkonen, Artturi
Additional Details:
Add additional picks/prospects on either side to even it out if necessary.
7.
MTL
  1. Zucker, Jason
  2. 2022 1st round pick (PIT)
Additional Details:
PIT sheds a contract they've been trying to get rid of for a while, in return for a hard working winger that can play anywhere in the lineup. I don't think Armia is worth a 1st rounder on his own, but for the "cap dump", or "cap swap", I think it adds up. They get a 3rd back to try to even it out.
PIT
  1. Armia, Joel
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (CAR)
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$73,775,894$597,561$2,325,000$7,724,106
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW, RW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
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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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Gallagher, Brendan
$6,500,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
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Dvorak, Christian
$4,450,000
C, LW
UFA - 4
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Anderson, Josh
$5,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
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Poehling, Ryan
$750,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
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Vilardi, Gabriel
$894,167
C
RFA - 1
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Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
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Pezzetta, Michael
$750,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Evans, Jake
$750,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Byron, Paul
$3,400,000
LW, RW, C
UFA - 2
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Perreault, Mathieu
$950,000
LW, RW, C
UFA - 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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Romanov, Alexander
$894,167
LD/RD
RFA - 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
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Niku, Sami
$750,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
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Wideman, Chris
$750,000
RD
UFA - 1
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Ouellet, Xavier
$737,500
LD/RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 5

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Nov. 5, 2021 at 1:26 p.m.
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Quoting: Radu47
Absolutely it does

MTL is san Jose east

Huge amounts of $ towards aging players

and

A limited prospect core that'll peak 2023+

They should be selling off basically everyone

Then building around Caufield Eklund


I disagree at least for now at least. I'd give it until the US Thanksgiving (the last week of November). With the amount of teams close to the cap it doesn't make sense to trade players before the TDL.
Nov. 5, 2021 at 2:50 p.m.
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I think that Kings management is going to give the entire roster a full season to see exactly what LA has. That means I don't see moving Vilardi until the 2022 off-season. And at that time, I see Vilardi probably being worth more than Romanov alone.

Hoffman is essentially a one-dimensional player and Lekhonen is a third-liner. In contrast, Vilardi still looks like he could be an effective #2C or #2RW.
 
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