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These are good ideas, sort of.
If that PENS pick is not protected, the Habs should go for it. Chances are, PITT does fine, but a few injuries... who knows. It might be worth the gamble.
Until Shaw can play 40 games without getting hurt, he's untradeable .... period.
On Weber, you don't have to give up that pick. Instead, eat 50% of the cap (much more valuable to Toronto). The 1st should be useless, in that it will be between 27-31, most likely. Nylander is great. Take Woll (G) and Liljegren (D) and it's a great deal for both. Weber at $3.5M for 6 years with no trade restrictions for Nylander, Woll and Liljegren -- none of whom are part of the Leafs' immediate future.
For a lot of reasons, I wouldn't trade Price. But if you were to, Hanifin, Jankowski and a first might be OK. Chances are, you'd want to eat some cap and/or get a player who can help you immediately. Also, as an aside, who would you have in nets after moving Price? Perhaps you need to leave Woll with the Leafs and take Garret Sparks instead.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lenny7</b></div><div>So, would you say that you overvalue all of your players every day? Or just the ones that end in Y?
Here's some perspective from a guy who doesn't hate the Habs-Alzner is slow, declining, and obviously as poor at evaluating talent as you are: <a href="https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canadiens-sign-defenceman-karl-alzner-five-year-deal/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canadiens-sign-defenceman-karl-alzner-five-year-deal/</a>
The first line is my personal favorite: "Karl Alzner says joining the Montreal Canadiens gives him a better chance to win a Stanley Cup than he had with the Capitals in Washington."</div></div>
By the middle of last season, Alzner was a better player than Emelin or Beaulieu. When that was written, the Habs also still had a reasonable expectation that Markov would take a 1-year deal and that Radulov would be back. Obviously, when that was written, the Habs 2017-18 picture looked a whole lot rosier. Fast forward through Weber missing his first season in 12 years, Price suffering through who know what it was, and Drouin taking half a year to become productive and, yes, the season was nowhere near what had been expected. That can't be laid at Alzner's feet.
While Alzner might not be worth that high a contract, the Habs have oodles of money and cap space. As I said above, there are only a very small handful of teams that wouldn't welcome him as part of their 23-man lineup and if you actually watched the Habs through the wretched depths of last winter, you'd know that Alzner was one of the more dependable players on the ice. On a team that was -55, Alzner averaged over 20 minutes per game and was -7 on the year. He wasn't the problem.
As for the other snark, GFY.