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why wait till trade deadline

Created by: blanche
Initial Creation Date: Aug. 16, 2022
Published: Aug. 16, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Montreal Canadiens
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Tourigny, Miguël3$750,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dach, Kirby2$1,950,000
Primeau, Cayden1$950,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Steel, Sam1$950,000
Svechnikov, Evgeny1$950,000
Trades
1.
MTL
  1. Stecher, Troy
  2. Schmaltz, Nick
ARI
  1. Dach, Kirby
  2. Ylönen, Jesse
  3. Norlinder, Mattias
  4. 2023 1st round pick (FLA)
  5. 2023 4th round pick (VGK)
2.
MTL
  1. 2025 3rd round pick (CHI)
CHI
  1. Dadonov, Evgeni
  2. Hoffman, Mike
  3. 2023 4th round pick (PIT)
  4. 2023 5th round pick (CGY)
  5. 2023 3rd round pick (MTL)
Buyouts
  • Karl Alzner: $833,333
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2023
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2024
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2025
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
22$82,500,000$76,134,166$1,132,500$850,000$6,365,834
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Steel, Sam
$950,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Suzuki, Nick
$7,875,000
C
UFA - 8
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Caufield, Cole
$880,833
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Anderson, Josh
$5,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
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Schmaltz, Nick
$5,850,000
C, RW
UFA - 4
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Gallagher, Brendan
$6,500,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 5
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Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW, RW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
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Dvorak, Christian
$4,450,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
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Armia, Joel
$3,400,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
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Pitlick, Rem
$1,100,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
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Evans, Jake
$1,700,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
Svechnikov, Evgeny
$950,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Matheson, Michael
$4,875,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
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Savard, David
$3,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
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Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 4
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Edmundson, Joel
$3,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Stecher, Troy
$1,250,000
RD
UFA - 1
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Allen, Jake
$2,875,000
G
UFA - 1
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Schueneman, Corey
$750,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
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Bowey, Madison
$750,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Wideman, Chris
$762,500
RD
UFA - 2
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Byron, Paul
$3,400,000
LW, RW, C
UFA - 1
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Pezzetta, Michael
$750,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1

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Aug. 16 at 11:15 p.m.
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Why would Chicago do this? If the intent is to retain and trade dadonov at the TDL, that's going to be pretty difficult with only 3 retention slots and Kane and Toews taking up 2. Domi and AA were signed as well to trade at the TDL.

Hoffman is a defensive black hole. So bad, that despite being a sniper, when his line is on the ice going back to Ottawa, the other teams scores more then his line.
Aug. 16 at 11:53 p.m.
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Why would Chicago do this? If the intent is to retain and trade dadonov at the TDL, that's going to be pretty difficult with only 3 retention slots and Kane and Toews taking up 2. Domi and AA were signed as well to trade at the TDL.

Hoffman is a defensive black hole. So bad, that despite being a sniper, when his line is on the ice going back to Ottawa, the other teams scores more then his line.


Isn't the idea to tank for Bedard? Hoffman would be perfect to help that. That said Chicago shouldn't do that, Arizona could entertain that offer.
Aug. 17 at 12:15 a.m.
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Chicago says no, I'm not sure how many years Hoffman has left on his contract, but I know it's more than 1. Hawks are adding $10M in cap space for garbage. Easy pass.
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Aug. 17 at 9:38 a.m.
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Chicago says no because they're in a rebuild.
Arizona says yes because why would Montreal do this...

your title says, "Why wait for TDL?"
The answer is in the value obtained by those players.
Dadonov is not a bad player if you look at his stats; he had a medium season last year and still put up 20G 23A for 43 pts.
At the trade deadline, Dadonov alone will fetch a 2nd round pick, as many believe.
That's a good reason to keep him on board; Habs are in no rush.
 
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