May 29, 2022
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I will answer you here instead of quoting everything
Koskinen : I like Kapanen floor, he could be the answer at 4C. But he is clearly not ahead of Beck in my book. I’m not sold on Mailloux at all, but neither on Barron. I just wish one of those two becomes a top 4 dman. Reinbachcer-Mailloux/Barron-Mailloux/Barron. I watched the game ‘au camp de perfectionnement’, Luke Tuch stands out physically, but he has ZERO vision. He is a North-South power forward, like Josh Anderson. But he got 4th line potential, which I didn’t see before. Who stands out were : Lane Hutson, Adam Engstrom & William Trudeau. Jayden Struble & Luke Tuch were solid. People say the Hutson-Reinbacher pairing looked good, but that’s bull****. It could have been Hutson & me and people would have said the same. Armia just said he doesn’t like MTL media, not a big deal. I agree, MTL need a top 3 pick, but I don’t think we will get it.
Blazingbat : I agree with pretty much everything you said
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jpsnow13</b></div><div>General thoughts:
In 3 seasons, Gally will be 34 and done. Placing him on LTIR opens a spot for <strong>Roy</strong>/Mesar/Rohrer
Evans and Kovacevic will be replaced by guys on ELCs for sure. That makes place for <strong>Kapanen</strong>/Davidson/Kidney and <strong>Mailloux</strong>/Hutson/Engstrom
Matheson and/or Harris will be gone IMO. Prime trading assets.
This team needs a big left handed C/LW (if you switch Caufield and Slaf). I'm not sold on Heineman yet.
Montembault will be worth +$5M as a hometown UFA. See Ullmark, Husso, Merzlikins... If I'm KH, I give it to him as the free agent market will be poop. Still need a back up though...
Finally, is Dach 1C in 3 years? He might be...</div></div>
I also think Gallagher will be LTIRed in 2025-2026.
I like Kapanen a lot, but I think it’s too earlier for him
Kidney … maybe he’ll be in Laval top 6 in two years
Rohrer will be in his first or second season with Laval, not expecting him any time soon to fight for a roster spot
Mesar needs time, but he has talent. Still too early for him IMO
I don’t think Davidson signs an ELC after this year. It will depend how it goes in the AHL
Roy on the other hand could be ready, replacing Gallagher
I expect Montembeault to sign a two years deal after this season around 3M, to know what we have in him. I think he is dog****, but he played decent halfway through the season