Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by Lshap, Jul 26, 2019.
When you can't produce while playing with McDavid...
If you play him with Gardiner maybe?
Is it fair?
Marner for Gallagher + 1st 2020 + Suzuki/Caufield
probably but it makes use worse as a team down the line, handcuffs us cap-wise (and we have big contracts coming up)
i moved this to the trade thread since there's been a lot of talk about getting him in those threads. I don't watch the oilers so I don't know if he's worth it or not as I believe the rumored asking price was a 2nd and a prospect. Maybe with no takers that price has come down. Kid was a beast at the WJC's, you just don't see many 17 year olds get MVP in that tournament. That said you have to worry about the hips, how bad is the injury and how badly has his confidence been effected by his struggles in the NHL?
How worse? you mean this year or in the future?
In 2 years:
Writing a roster on paper =/= real life.
You have to resign guys like Domi, KK, Danault etc.
Like TB and Toronto are doing right? you can always find some $$$, like Tatar and Petry contract are over in 2 years and if MTL doestn't have the $$$ you can also let Danault go or trade Drouin, etc.
I feel like this team would be so much fun to watch, Marner is a top5 winger in the NHL.
That's 10M and losing those guys weakens the team. If Domi has another strong year at 1C he could easily ask for 8M+ due to the style he plays and his UFA years (and we have to worry about other contracts too). When you start adding the dollars up it's not as simple as you think.
And you cant compare TB to other markets.
Personally I don’t expect us to do better than last season the way things stand.
I would strongly consider moving Danault for the right return for two reasons
A. I expect Kotkaniemi to take a big step forward and fall into the 2C slot
B. I think Poehling has a shot of filling the 3C role by seasons end.
If we could move Danault for a good potential top pair lhd I would do it, centre will not be an issue
"Crap team"..... ??? Really ?
who is the Habs sending to Buffalo?????????? lol
I would deal Lekhonen for Puljujarvi and let him grow with KK. We have a lack of RWers in the lineup. If Puljujarvi wakes up, imagine a core of Kotkaniemi, Suzuki, Caufield and Puljujarvi in your top 6, plus a stud where it looks like we’ll be picking in the top 8-10 this year.
Why?? Lehkonen is a very solid middle 6 wingers, you don't sacrifice that for a guy that can't produce playing aside the best player in the world and had both hips replaced. I give a 3rd rounder and that's all for that kind of gamble.
We have thousands of those middle six guys and i expect Tatar, Danault and Gallagher to form the third line in the near future. The top 6 will be formed by Suzuki, Caufield, KK, Domi, Poehling and our pick from this year. We need to buy low on potential game breakers for the top two lines. We know what Lekhonen is now and he’s a dime a dozen player who isn’t in your top 6. We can at least sell the youth and upside aspects of his value to get something we lack back. I trust KK to get the best out of Puljujarvi.
Yes, really. This team's easily bottom 10 as it stands right now imo. Multiple teams improved in the East so we won't just miss the playoffs by a couple points this year with pretty much the same roster minus Shaw. Defense still terrible, still lacking a top 6 winger, still lacking a top 4 LHD... I could go on and on. MB failed to improve the roster once again and we'll pay the price if he doesn't move soon. I don't see this team being anything more than a bottom feeder at the moment.
Petry is the only thing that makes sense imo.
I still think lehkonen can become a very important player, kind of a prime years Andrew Cogliano, a guy that doesn't miss games, is a 20-20 player, extremely solid defensively and scores timely goals. I'm passing on this, if McDavid couldn't, I don't see why KK could. Plus, and I'm repeating myself here, double freaking hip replacement at 20 years old??? No thank you.
Even we don't have the confidence to talk about what a top 6 forward we should trade for, we all know MB like the 3rd liners,
any of us, could better then MB
Are you seeing rumors of something between Montreal and Buffalo or just making a joke?
Klefbom Puljujarvi VS Byron Mete Fleury 3rd 2020
Laval - Varone, Juulsen, Poehling, Suzuki
ECHL - Alzner, Weise
Drouin - Domi - Gallagher
Tatar - Kotkaniemi - Puljujarvi
Lehkonen - Danault - Armia
Cousins - Thompson - Weal
Hudon - Peca
Klefbom - Weber
Chiarot - Petry
Kulak - Folin
we have made more than a few trades with Buffalo...and he's a Fin...and a young Dman .....checks the boxes....
If we get Rasmus Ristolainen...nickname " R2"..
I don't know. Maybe because I have PTSD from our horrid center depth I just want to keep all our centers.
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