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Forum: NHLAug. 28, 2021 at 6:53 p.m.
Forum: NHL SigningsDec. 30, 2020 at 10:01 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KennyBoi</b></div><div>Why do you think that? They won the presidents just last year. It's basically the same team. They upgraded their RW depth. The only guys they lost was krug and chara. Gryz can easily fill that krug hole and 1 of the LD kids will step up for chara's lost, whether thats lauzon, zbroil, or vaak. This is more of a changing of the guards than a rebuild.</div></div>

Yeah but defense is so important, especially in today's game.
They play a lot more minutes than forwards do.
You can't underestimate Chara and Krug's impact on the team. The two, alongside McAvoy and Carlo, formed one of the deadliest top four's in the NHL because they complimented each other so well. Chara, even not in his prime, has a long reach that is without par. McAvoy has great even-strength offensive ability, alongside physicality and a good skating stride. Krug was the team's power play specialist and Carlo is the stay at home guy who skates well.
Basically, their best left D is now Matt Grzelcyk. He can take more important minutes, since he did well in a limited role, but he does not have the reach and physicality of Chara nor the power play ability of Krug.
I don't think they will collapse. Their offensive lines are unchanged except for Craig Smith, and they still have one of the deadliest first lines in the NHL. Oh wait, Marchand and Pasta are both injured to start the year.
Nevermind, we'll see how it goes. I was wrong about Columbus and Winnipeg.
Forum: NHL SigningsOct. 11, 2020 at 7:56 p.m.
Forum: NHL TradesOct. 6, 2020 at 4:33 p.m.
Forum: NHL SigningsSep. 25, 2020 at 9:20 p.m.
Forum: NHL TradesSep. 12, 2020 at 7:18 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 10, 2020 at 6:45 p.m.
Forum: NHL TradesFeb. 19, 2020 at 8:43 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Danny12357</b></div><div>This trade is both what frustrates me about Bergevin and has to admit he's made good moves.

This move is a slam dunk for a rebuilding team. Turning a 4th and some cash into a 2nd and conditional 4th in just over a month is a very nice bit of asset management. If Bergevin would just be more all in on rebuilding, I think he has the creativity to really do a lot to turn things around. Montreal has a great prospect pool, but this team has cap space they wont need for this year and next, and players who aren't likely to be part of the eventual success. Instead they have a lot of middle six forwards and useful D that are stopping them from getting to the basement and the GM seems to suggest that it's playoffs or bust each year.

If you were to grade his moves over the last couple of years purely on their own, I think he has done a great job rebuilding, just don't tell him that he's rebuilding.

With the prices what they are this year, hopefully he can turn Petry, Tatar, Armia, and/or Danault into a haul. He could even retain salary to pump up the value on any of these guys if he wanted to.</div></div>

Petry and/or Tatar: Maybe if the right offer presents itself. Petry has a modified NTC, and he has been here for five years now. He may be crying à la Dillon if he goes. But the value of defensmen is sky high right now. The value of Tomas Tatar might never be higher right now, and teams might bite, because he plays the best hockey of his career in Montreal. No way Bergevin trades Danault. He is a late bloomer who is improving every year and nobody can replace his duties in the faceoff departement. And I think Armia may be traded next year, not this year. He is one of the rare tall forwards in a Canadiens organisation full of small forwards. Kovalchuck, the sooner the better. Especially with the way he has been playing over the past five games. He has been invisible on the ice.
Forum: NHL TradesFeb. 16, 2020 at 9:05 p.m.
Forum: NHL SigningsJan. 14, 2020 at 3:08 p.m.
Forum: NHL SigningsSep. 28, 2019 at 6:59 p.m.
Forum: NHL TradesSep. 24, 2019 at 5:25 p.m.