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Created by: BestGMBenning
Initial Creation Date: Sep. 8, 2022
Published: Sep. 8, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
This sort of feels really simple

The forward core is one to keep an eye on honestly. They have a core of young players with high potential and could breakout this season. I don’t think it’ll improve their situation much but they can really catch everyone off guard.

The defence definitely isn’t competitive enough for winning games which is where they drop off for me. They don’t seem to be the kind of defence to win games and more so needs time to get better. Which is why this team is in a rebuild though.

The goaltending looks okay. Not much to say as they are in a rough spot with the overall status of the team.

Overall they are at the bottom of the Atlantic for me. 8th place in the Atlantic. They do have some good young players to build off of but right now this team really isn’t in a good spot to really be remotely close to be competing
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22$82,500,000$82,239,166$1,132,500$5,070,000$260,834
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Caufield, Cole
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Anderson, Josh
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Dach, Kirby
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Gallagher, Brendan
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Hoffman, Mike
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Evans, Jake
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Pezzetta, Michael
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Matheson, Michael
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Savard, David
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Edmundson, Joel
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Barron, Justin
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Harris, Jordan
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Wideman, Chris
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Schueneman, Corey
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Drouin, Jonathan
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Price, Carey
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Byron, Paul
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Sep. 8 at 6:54 a.m.
#1
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Good analysis. Not a fan of the lines you put together, but I won't nitpick.

The team should probably score a ton of goals but team defense including the forwards back-checking and the goaltending is suspect. Looking for a lot of 4-3 and 5-4 losses which in and of itself should be perfectly entertaining, unlike the past 20 years.
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Sep. 8 at 7:13 a.m.
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I think how we finish the season will depend on the play of our 2 or 3 rookie D (Barron, Harris and Guhle) if one can solidify the top 4 RD and another can have a solid year on the left then we may be ok (finish 3-5 in the Atlantic) if not we are doomed.
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Sep. 8 at 9:34 a.m.
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It's ok to be doomed for one more season. Let the kids win the AHL and then move some vets at the TDL if you can. Getting a top 3 pick in the next draft is a good thing.
I would much prefer that than to a middle finish, not making playoffs by 2-10 points and a mid 20th draft pick. IMO
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