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2019 Free Agents: Who goes? Who stays? What's the price?

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12 minutes ago, Trizzak said:

Thompson re-signs: 1 year, 1 million

Cant complain about a $1m salary for any NHLer these days, wasn't sure they would re-up him. He seems a competent 4th liner but I thought Weal/Poehling/Evans/Suzuki was enough depth, just likely would be too green for Julien.

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Peca, Hudon, Deslauriers, and Weise are not having a good day today.

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45 minutes ago, Trizzak said:

Peca, Hudon, Deslauriers, and Weise are not having a good day today.

NO one, even Weise figured he would ever wear a Habs jersey again.

I still dont understand Hudon? He is productive when played; 10g 30pts in 72games as a rookie.

I guess Weal simply replaces Peca's role and the goon i guess is not needed.

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On 4/18/2019 at 8:52 AM, Commandant said:

Predictions:

 

UFAs:

Jordan Weal (stays 1.5 million per year) 

 

Im taking this one as another win as i was really close.

 

Thats 2/3.

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57 minutes ago, Commandant said:

 

Im taking this one as another win as i was really close.

 

Thats 2/3.

Good call. I figured Weal/Folin would stay, Benn/Thompson would leave. Salary wise, I never have a clue anyway.

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Poehling and Suzuki are going to have to have an outstanding training camp to make the Habs next season. Already 13 forwards signed for next season, and that's before Armia and Lehkonen get their deals (with Hudon also in that mix as forward #16 until further notice.) I expect both Poehling and Suzuki will do a full-ish season in Laval, and I think they'll both be better for it. 

 

Regardless of youth being ready, that's a really full bottom 6. Is a buyout or 2 possible? Retained salary trade? How much salary are they willing to bury in the minors?

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44 minutes ago, Trizzak said:

Poehling and Suzuki are going to have to have an outstanding training camp to make the Habs next season. Already 13 forwards signed for next season, and that's before Armia and Lehkonen get their deals (with Hudon also in that mix as forward #16 until further notice.) I expect both Poehling and Suzuki will do a full-ish season in Laval, and I think they'll both be better for it. 

 

Regardless of youth being ready, that's a really full bottom 6. Is a buyout or 2 possible? Retained salary trade? How much salary are they willing to bury in the minors?

 

Peca to laval imo.

 

Hudon traded for peanuts... habs know he wont clear waivers.

 

Deslauriers press box.

 

Weise laval.

 

Not necessarily line combos... just working this through 

 

Drouin domi shaw

Tatar danault gally

Lehkonen kk armia

Byron thompson weal

 

Deslauriers, 

 

 

 

Suzuki and poehling in laval.  Only called up if a top 9 injury happens.

 

Evans, Weise and Peca in laval if 4th liners needed 

 

Its certainly crowded at fwd.

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So, at the moment Folin is the only UFA left (bar Niemi, who will surely be retiring). I should expect that this will be concluded in the near term, too.

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2 hours ago, huzer said:

Salary wise, I never have a clue anyway.

Makes two of us, don't really care that much, don't know capology.

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1 hour ago, tomh009 said:

So, at the moment Folin is the only UFA left (bar Niemi, who will surely be retiring). I should expect that this will be concluded in the near term, too.

Folin already signed.  1 year 800k

 

The ufa left is benn.

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So MB may already be done with the UFAs. Time to move onto securing the RFAs.

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5 hours ago, Commandant said:

 

Peca to laval imo.

 

Hudon traded for peanuts... habs know he wont clear waivers.

 

Deslauriers press box.

 

Weise laval.

 

Not necessarily line combos... just working this through 

 

Drouin domi shaw

Tatar danault gally

Lehkonen kk armia

Byron thompson weal

 

Deslauriers, 

 

 

 

Suzuki and poehling in laval.  Only called up if a top 9 injury happens.

 

Evans, Weise and Peca in laval if 4th liners needed 

 

Its certainly crowded at fwd.

You've sent too many players to Laval or to another team, unless you expect them to do 8 defense instead of 14 forwards which is very possible. 

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On 4/18/2019 at 8:52 AM, Commandant said:

Brett Kulak (stays 2 million per year)

 

Damn im good.

 

3 for 3 on guessing close to the cap hit.

 

Though 3/4 cause i said thompson would walk.

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19 minutes ago, Commandant said:

 

Damn im good.

 

3 for 3 on guessing close to the cap hit.

 

Though 3/4 cause i said thompson would walk.

 

Commandant for GM!

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3 hours ago, Commandant said:

 

Damn im good.

 

3 for 3 on guessing close to the cap hit.

 

Though 3/4 cause i said thompson would walk.

 

Hope you do as well on the rest of the RFA deals. With a track record like this, you should be planning the free agent signings ...

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3 hours ago, Dalhabs said:

Niemi going home to finland and Jokerit in the khl.

 

http://www.hockeysverige.se/2019/06/05/antti-niemi-klar-for-jokerit/

 

Finnish press see this as a big positive for Jokerit. And maybe it can be, if the setup works for Niemi and he can get into the right state of mind.

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I honestly think if Montreal had a legit backup down the stretch, they would have made the playoffs. Not that they would have went deep anyways, but still 

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33 minutes ago, Habber31 said:

I honestly think if Montreal had a legit backup down the stretch, they would have made the playoffs. Not that they would have went deep anyways, but still 

 

It's one of the ways, yes. But we were only a few points away from the last playoff spot so any of a number of things could have won us an extra game or two, and got us into the playoffs.

  • If we had had a stronger backup goalie
  • If Alzner had played up to his salary
  • If Drouin had been a little bit less streaky
  • If our PP had been merely average
  • If Kotkaniemi had figured out how to score on the road
  • If Weber had been healthy all year
  • If Price had not had a bad month
  • If ...

Anyway, this season is done. Let's see what Bergevin does this summer to address our weaknesses for 2019-2020.

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Yup, good points

 

Drouin was a big disappointment down the stretch 

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On 4/18/2019 at 8:52 AM, Commandant said:

Predictions:

 

Gustav Olofsson (stays 800,000 per year)

 

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Reports are out that Hudon was given a qualifying offer but he rejected it. Seems he intends to do anything he can to get traded out of Montreal. 

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2 hours ago, Trizzak said:

Reports are out that Hudon was given a qualifying offer but he rejected it. Seems he intends to do anything he can to get traded out of Montreal. 

 

I am a bit surprised with that one.  I figured they were just going to cut bait.  Will they try to flip him at the draft for a late-round pick now?

 

 

No surprises here...

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16 minutes ago, Habber31 said:

Any word on mccarron? 

 

Nothing yet.  Qualifying offers aren't due for another week so it may be a bit before we hear one way or another.

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