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Next Year

Created by: backflip
Initial Creation Date: Mar 29, 2017
Published: Mar 29, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Team: 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Galchenyuk, Alex6$5,150,000
Hudon, Charles2$900,000
De La Rose, Jacob2$900,000
Lindgren, Charlie2$950,000
Nesterov, Nikita1$1,000,000
Hanley, Joel1$817,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Radulov, Alexander6$6,000,000
Markov, Andrei2$2,950,000
Ott, Steve1$790,000
Trades
MTL
    VGK
    1. Plekanec, Tomas
    MTL
    1. Eakin, Cody
    DAL
      Nathan Beaulieu
      MTL
      1. 2019 6th round pick (ANA)
      ANA
      1. Mitchell, Torrey
      Retained Salary Transactions
      • Max Pacioretty: $450,000 (10%)
      • Marco Scandella: $2,000,000 (50%)
      • Tomas Plekanec: $3,000,000 (50%)
      DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
      2018
      MTL
      MTL
      CHI
      WSH
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      2019
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      ANA
      MTL
      2020
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      MTL
      ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
      24$73,000,000$70,656,183$0$1,487,500$2,343,817
      Left WingCenterRight Wing
      Pacioretty, Max
      $4,050,000
      LW
      UFA - 2
      Galchenyuk, Alex
      $5,150,000
      LW, C, RW
      UFA - 3
      Radulov, Alexander
      $6,000,000
      RW
      NMC
      UFA - 5
      Lehkonen, Artturi
      $839,166
      LW, RW
      RFA - 2
      Eakin, Cody
      $3,850,000
      C
      UFA - 3
      Gallagher, Brendan
      $3,750,000
      RW
      UFA - 4
      Byron, Paul
      $1,166,667
      LW, RW
      UFA - 2
      Danault, Phillip
      $912,500
      C
      UFA - 1
      Shaw, Andrew
      $3,900,000
      C, RW
      UFA - 5
      Hudon, Charles
      $900,000
      LW, RW
      RFA - 2
      McCarron, Michael
      $863,333
      RW, C
      RFA - 1
      Scherbak, Nikita
      $863,333
      LW, RW
      UFA - 2
      De La Rose, Jacob
      $900,000
      C, LW
      RFA - 1
      Ott, Steve
      $790,000
      C, LW
      UFA
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
      Markov, Andrei
      $2,950,000
      LD
      UFA
      Weber, Shea
      $7,857,143
      RD
      UFA - 9
      Price, Carey
      $6,500,000
      G
      NMC
      UFA - 1
      Sergachev, Mikhail
      $894,166
      LD
      RFA - 3
      Petry, Jeff
      $5,500,000
      RD
      NMC
      UFA - 4
      Montoya, Al
      $1,062,500
      G
      UFA - 2
      Emelin, Alexei
      $2,982,375
      LD
      NTC
      UFA - 1
      Benn, Jordie
      $1,100,000
      LD
      UFA - 2
      Davidson, Brandon
      $1,425,000
      LD
      UFA - 1
      Nesterov, Nikita
      $1,000,000
      LD
      UFA

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      Mar 29, 2017 at 5:54
      #1
      rangersandislesfan
      Joined: Mar 2017
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      If i was the GM of MTL i wouldn't do either of those trades, but that's just me. But i agree about the fact that VGK takes Plekanec. Hopefully you're happy with 2 stars.
      Mar 29, 2017 at 5:55
      #2
      NateElder12
      Joined: Apr 2016
      Posts: 5,736
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      You think Vegas take Plekanec? I wouldn't think so but who knows. I'm excited for this draft! haha
      Mar 29, 2017 at 8:24
      #3
      Thread Starter
      Danaultisabike
      Joined: Oct 2016
      Posts: 856
      Likes: 56
      They need to take some coin to meet the 2/3 requirement and Plekanec only has a year left, so it's a perfect fit. I would love Eakin on Montreal, I think he can be a second line centre, whereas Beaulieu has only shown flashes of top pair potential.
      Mar 29, 2017 at 9:00
      #4
      Joined: Jun 2016
      Posts: 2,417
      Likes: 232
      Sorry bro but the Habs aren't going anywhere with Eakin as a 2nd line center. Galcheniuk isn't even a legit 1st line center, he can't win faceoffs and has no defensive awareness. He's a winger if anything. Habs really messed up with his development
      Mar 30, 2017 at 6:35
      #5
      Thread Starter
      Danaultisabike
      Joined: Oct 2016
      Posts: 856
      Likes: 56
      Quoting: The_Architect
      Sorry bro but the Habs aren't going anywhere with Eakin as a 2nd line center. Galcheniuk isn't even a legit 1st line center, he can't win faceoffs and has no defensive awareness. He's a winger if anything. Habs really messed up with his development


      I agree but I'd rather they force Galchenyuk into that that role and say, you're staying here until you figure it out.
      Mar 30, 2017 at 10:00
      #6
      Joined: Jun 2016
      Posts: 2,417
      Likes: 232
      Quoting: backflip
      Quoting: The_Architect
      Sorry bro but the Habs aren't going anywhere with Eakin as a 2nd line center. Galcheniuk isn't even a legit 1st line center, he can't win faceoffs and has no defensive awareness. He's a winger if anything. Habs really messed up with his development


      I agree but I'd rather they force Galchenyuk into that that role and say, you're staying here until you figure it out.


      That's what they should of done from the beginning, but even when he does figure it out ..Galchy as#1 and Eakin #2, it's not good enough . They need someone legit #1 and let Galchy figure it while playing #2
      Mar 30, 2017 at 10:25
      #7
      Stars GM for V3
      Joined: Mar 2017
      Posts: 7,036
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      Quoting: The_Architect
      Sorry bro but the Habs aren't going anywhere with Eakin as a 2nd line center. Galcheniuk isn't even a legit 1st line center, he can't win faceoffs and has no defensive awareness. He's a winger if anything. Habs really messed up with his development


      While I agree the Habs (specifically Therrien) messed up his development, nothing in his numbers suggests he can't be a legitimate 1st line center. There are things he could improve upon, faceoffs being one, but his numbers are mostly positive despite that. Too much is being made of the faceoffs. There are more significant areas of his game that he can improve. Defensive zone coverage, lessening the frequency of "skill" plays, quicker decisions/less time holding the puck, etc.

      I don't think Eakin is a good solution either, but I do appreciate thinking outside the box. Not every team is going to be able to acquire Duchene. This is a down season for Eakin, but even at his best he's only in the 40 point range. We can likely reproduce his numbers with Danault as a 2nd line center, and I'm not a fan of that idea either.
       
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