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  1. This is a different scenario for Caufield. If it's a sign (Habs) and loan, it can't be to the SHL as they're not taking players on loan unless they had an existing deal there already. For Caufield to go to Rogle, it would have to be a full-season contract since they're in the SHL.
  2. Yes, that would be the end of his NCAA eligibility if he signs over there.
  3. A report from Sweden has Rogle interested in signing Cole Caufield. They've already released Raphael Lavoie to open up a roster spot. Bergevin said recently that his preference would be for Caufield to play overseas rather than sign with the Habs if the NCAA season gets cancelled (or significantly delayed). https://hockeynews.se/articles/16045/
  4. I know you wouldn't try to make a 1-for-1 deal, your preference is to make multi-player/pick/prospect proposals, types of deals that rarely happen. Edmonton has McDavid/Draisaitl/Nugent-Hopkins down the middle. Even if one of them moves to the wing, Domi's still a 3C. They can't afford Domi on a long-term deal as a 3C in their cap structure. He makes no sense for them and most teams don't trade for a guy to free up trading another guy which frees up trading another guy. Those domino effects don't happen very often. Byron's not a great fit either but at least you offset it with Neal's presence. Edmonton's asking price dating back to last year for Puljujarvi has been a pick or prospect, not a multi-pronged deal that sees them shake up their franchise core (by losing other top picks/prospects) to add a player at a position they don't need. Give them what they want, not what you want. We'll have to agree to disagree on Puljujarvi's potential. I think he's a lot closer to Yakupov in terms of his career trajectory than Eberle. He's not a great skater and doesn't think the game well. Until those two improve, his upside is quite limited.
  5. I don't think he'd crack the third line though. Regardless of what anyone else may think about Lehkonen and Byron, they have the trust of the coaching staff and would be ahead of Puljujarvi on the depth chart even though they'd be on their opposite wings. He's not ahead of Gallagher or Armia and it certainly seems like Kovalchuk will be back as well based on everything that was said at the trade deadline. He'd be on the fourth line and unhappy which is basically the situation he tried to leave in the first place. I also don't see Puljujarvi reaching that type of potential. If there was a team that did, they'd have traded for him by now. And no one is really going to be excited about his scoring in Finland; yes, he did well, but the SM-liiga isn't a top-notch league in terms of competition level. Edmonton wasn't asking for an established star for him last summer and they probably aren't now. If they were offered a decent prospect, they'd probably do it. If you really want Puljujarvi, that's the route to go. Offer up Ryan Poehling (they need C depth) and you might get their attention. I wouldn't assume the cap situation will make signing a good backup goalie easy either. There's a reason the Habs made this move after looking into Devan Dubnyk. They don't want a goalie with a multi-year deal and the good ones in free agency aren't going to sign for only one year. I'm not saying Allen is untouchable but if they were going to move him, it would be for someone that's a lot more established than Puljujarvi.
  6. The Habs finally have an above average backup goalie. Why are they trading that with retention to get a winger who could be an option on the third line? He certainly isn't a top-six guy right now. I don't think there are many in the NHL who think he ever will be either considering the lack of trade interest dating back to last summer.
  7. I'd rather let Edmonton non-tender him and then sign him as a free agent without being tethered to a $3M offer. I don't think he'd get that on the open market with how much he struggled last season and the more than justified concerns about his willingness to compete outside of the offensive zone.
  8. That was Francois Beauchemin who was also claimed by Columbus.
  9. Minnesota, whose depth chart at centre consisted of Eric Staal, Joel Eriksson Ek, Nick Bjugstad, and Victor Rask, saw fit to trade Staal to Buffalo today for Marcus Johansson, a winger while adding $1.25 million to their cap in the process. I know Staal is old but he's still productive. Johansson is coming off a terrible season and while he's younger, he isn't as good. I'm not quite sure what the Wild are thinking here. Galchenyuk and Koivu won't be back so they're really banking on trading Dumba for a top centre.
  10. Hainsey was lost in 2005 (he got claimed on the ill-fated re-entry waiver system at that after clearing regular waivers at the beginning of the year so they lost him by trying to play him) and went on to play on with Columbus, Atlanta, and Carolina before the Habs signed Murray. Even had the Habs not waived him, there's no guarantee that he'd have remained with the organization for eight more years before they signed Murray in 2013.
  11. According to Francois Gagnon of RDS, a deal is imminent in the range of $4M per year for 3-5 years: https://www.rds.ca/hockey/canadiens/entente-imminente-entre-edmundson-et-le-ch-1.7740951?ap=1
  12. Wasn't trying to be cynical with that. My thought is that if he's willing to give away a pick to talk to someone, that player would then logically have to be at (or near) the top of his wish list. If they were only mildly interested, they'd take their chances next month in free agency.
  13. I would think in this instance, Mete would be on the move (though if Edmundson doesn't sign, I still think Mete is on the move). Kulak and Romanov battle for the other LD spot with the other perhaps taking RD3 if they're comfortable moving over. Juulsen is probably 7 by default because of his waiver status.
  14. It doesn't sound like they got a window to negotiate beforehand with a deal all but finalized either. Clearly, he's at the top of Bergevin's wish list for defencemen and he thinks he can sell Edmundson on signing with them. He'd be a useful addition but he's not a top-pairing player either.
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