2020-2021 Laval Rocket

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    Much obliged kind sir :thumbu: So they did somewhat address Bouchard's contract situation, I was very curious about that. Goes without saying that bringing him back should be at the top of the to-do list. I agree with him that Leskinen and Olofsson are both probably gone, with Fairbrother coming in next season ( and potentially Leguerrier is they sign him before June 1st) we might still need to add at least one solid AHL vet on defense. I'm assuming Ouellet-Brook-Fleury-Bisson-Schueneman are all coming back so there should be some continuity there.
     
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    With Guhle, Norlinder, Harris and Struble probably all turning pro at the same time next April/May, it's definitely last call for Leskinen, Brook and Fleury
     
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    Fleury is also waiver eligible starting next year, so it's possible we lose him on waiver if he doesn't make the Habs. I could see teams like NJ, Detroit of Buffalo try him as depth.

    Brook has until 2022-2023 and has the advantage of being our only natural RD apart from Fleury.
     
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    thanks for that.

    I figure MB and Dom will be back next year. I hope they can work out a long term deal with Bouchard.

    I figure Olofsson is gone, no room for him since Ouellet is there although if Leskinen leaves then that would open a spot. I could see why Leskinen wouldn't be happy, I never saw him as having much NHL upside but he really surprised me with his play this year.

    I fully expect Mysak to be in the OHL next season and do very well.

    I also think McNiven can be a starter in the AHL, NHL is tougher to say.

    I had heard Marcotte say after Schueneman got signed that others could join him. I wasn't sure if Bisson would get an NHL or AHL contract but with his steady play i thought for sure he would be back.

    Not sure if Schueneman can pay in the NHL or not, he'll be 26 before the season starts, like the skating and he's got some skill. Maybe he could be a guy that fills in for a game or two.
     
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    It's been such a weird season for Fleury, he went from almost being a regular with the big team in 19-20 to almost becoming an afterthought on our depth chart in 20-21. He really needs to come in strong at the training camp and reclaim his spot on the totem pole or he might get completely lost in the shuffle.
     
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    You're awesome my man, always sharp with anything habs related... You and Montreal are the reason i first fell in love with hf... Keep it up boys you guys are great and exactly what i look for, very smart guys (whether i agree or not is not the point) it's also nice to share thoughts because of it... I like a good argument with a person thet can weigh the pro's AND the cons... Tip of my hat... Again, keep the info coming, it's all i am looking for and gotta say i look for both of you when i am on :thumbsup:
     
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    very kind of you to say as I'm sure I speak for Adam on that.

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    Brook and Fleury are already better than two or three defensemen playing with the Habs.
     
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    Who could they legitimately replace?
     
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    Fleury is no longer waiver-exempt. I think Habs will learn from the Juulsen experience and keep him on the big league roster as one of 8 D.

    I think there are going to be a lot of open spots on Laval, especially at F. I can't see them re-signing their Group VI Free Agents.
     
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    I'd bring Baddock and Vejdemo back. Dauphin and Weal, I would consider as well.
     
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    Merrill, Gustafsson, Kulak, Chiarot
     
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    Has to be said though that if BOTH Brook and Fleury make the Habs there won't be much depth left with Laval on defense. Especially if Leskinen and Olofsson leave.

    Ouellet, Schuneman, Bisson and Fairbrother would make up the top-4. Though, I guess Kulak could be cut and waived if Brook and Fleury make it, but he could be picked off on waivers.

    Bergevin definitely needs to sign a Leskinen/Olofsson replacement to ensure we have quality depth in Laval
     
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    unless we are rebuilding, i doubt we see Brook and Fleury on the Habs, they need more time in Laval.

    Kulak would clear waivers at 2.2M salary, flat cap, most teams haven't have fans all year. He's just not very good imo. In fact I hope he's in Laval next year as they need to upgrade the D in a major way or they won't make the playoffs next year.
     
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    Kulak's salary is 1.85 but I do agree, I can see him in Laval too
     
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    Cap hit is 1.85M, but salary is 2.2M next year.
     
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    I like Vejdemo but thought he wants to try his luck elsewhere. Weal too might want to go for an NHL gig with a weaker team.

    Baddock is AHL contract level, Dauphin too. I'm not opposed to Laval signing them if they have a need and the players are ok with it.
     
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    I would be surprised if Baddock doesn't have a NHL two-way contract next year, with us or elsewhere.
     
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    Maybe, he's still young enough that a team might see more out of him than strickly a career AHLer. I like him enough that I wouldnt mind us giving him a 2 year, 2 way deal TBH. That said, you do generaly want to reserve those for guys with a legit chance at a call up/ injury filler position.
     
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    Some reports out of Russia (and I think Stephane Leroux mentioned it in one of the broadcasts, as well) that Weal is headed to the KHL. Rumor has it he signed a 2-year deal with AK Bars Kazan.

    It also sounds like Leskinen will return to Europe. It's possible Vejdemo will, too. Although I would like to have him back. I feel like Vejdemo has enough to at least be a 4th liner in the NHL.

    Olofsson also might not be back. I know he and his wife just had a baby and after Laval's season was over, he left to return to Sweden. It's possible he stays there.
     
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    I think the chances of re-signing a Group 6 UFA are low so I assume it won't happen when 31 other teams could try to make a case that they are a better fit for the plyer to break through to tne next level for whateve reasons they can propose.

    I'd give a Qualifying offer to all the RFAs, except Luccini and Pezzetta. Assuming we re-sign 3 of our UFAs (for example Danault, Armia, Perry), and probably Mysak's and Guhle's contract won't count, we would be at 40 contracts, including Schueneman and Harvey-Pinard.

    That leaves room for new blood.
     
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    I'd bring back Pezzetta, especially if you're not bringing back Baddock. You still need a guy like them in the AHL.

    Your scenario would leave us with:
    XXX - Poehling - Ylonen
    RHP - Blandisi - XXX
    Teasdale -Hillis - XXX
    Khisamutdinov - XXX - XXX

    Ouellet - Brook
    Schueneman - XXX
    Fairbrother - XXX

    Primeau
    McNiven

    You better get some good vet FA or Laval will be terrible.
     
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    Sure, but they are not hard to find. Lots of players looking for a fresh start.

    Add some AHL contracts, like re-signing Veilleux, Paquette-Bisson and maybe Amorosa.

    I also think we will re-sign Belzile, but Poehling will likely be in Montreal, and maybe Ylonen too with so many forwards likely leaving.
     
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    Was hoping for others as they most likely won't be back anyways.
     

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