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Bergevin gets Nate Thompson and a 5th round pick for a 4th rounder. Bargain shopping for sure but is Thompson much of an upgrade on Chaput? Also, what is the next move to clear a roster spot? 

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I'm not stoked about this pickup, but for the cost and the 4th line Julien wants to deploy, it makes sense.

 

I think I'd prefer Weise - Peca - Hudon to Weise - Thompson - Deslauriers, but I'm beginning to wonder if we've seen Peca's last game as a centreman.

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13 minutes ago, habs#4,9,10,33 said:

Thompson’s faceoff % is at a respectful 53%. Helping that 4th line win faceoffs and eat up minutes. Any Faceoff% numbers on Chaput and Peca this year? Just curious on the upgrade if much .

Peca is at 47.1% and Chairs is at 50%. Danault takes a substantial amount of the team's draw and is at 53% as well. 

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4 hours ago, Trizzak said:

I think I'd prefer Weise - Peca - Hudon to Weise - Thompson - Deslauriers, but I'm beginning to wonder if we've seen Peca's last game as a centreman.

 

 

Peca hasn't spent much time at centre lately.  Even when he has been in the lineup lately, it has mostly been on the wing.

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What’s not to like?

Weise replaces Agostino, Folin replaces Alzner, Thompson replaces  Chaput (I hope) and one of Hudon, Peca or Deslauriers goes when Byron is ready to return. (  I hope they keep Peca simply as his speed is a weapon)

Presto, chango an improved 4th line and a better depth defense  option with almost no assets given up.

I hope that Bergevin has an impact move up his sleeve, but who knows maybe Montreal will reinvigorate Weise again? 

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The habs 4th line was awful, they literally did nothing. CJ knows it and MB responded. 

 

I wouldnt do much honestly, don't see a good LD being available without giving up too much. 

 

 

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if we stick with the current lines...

 

drouin danault gallagher

tatar Domi Shaw

lelhkonan JK ARmia

Weise Thompson Byron

Deslauriers

Hudon

 

mete weber

reilly petry

kulak benn

frolin

 

price 

niemi

 

*At least Weise has wheels and can skate with Byron (somewhat) and thompson brings a high energy hard working game and is a decent FO man. Not sure if im sold on shaw on the 2nd line as Byron is to good for the 4th. AT least this line would have a chance to be more sound defensively with a chance at some secondary scoring. i dont see CJ breaking up the Finn line at the moment given its recent sucess and puck possession dominance. 

 

Could Weise be lightning in a bottle on the 4th line? i hope so. we know he will be super motivated to play for his child hood dream team again!!

 

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2 hours ago, DON said:

Same as a Semin, Hemsky, Ott, etc and answer is no.

 

We will see. IMHO, Weise will be much more effective than the heartless or legless plugs you mentioned above. 

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On Weise, we got rid of Schlemko's contract in the deal, and also picked up Folin as a RHD who replaces Alzner as our backup D man.  We also gave up Froese.

 

Even if he's a complete bust, there is nothing to complain about as Folin is an upgrade, and Schlemko/Froese are not losses to the team.  Even salary wise its basically a wash between Schlemko and Weise next year, (250k difference).

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1 hour ago, Commandant said:

On Weise, we got rid of Schlemko's contract in the deal, and also picked up Folin as a RHD who replaces Alzner as our backup D man.  We also gave up Froese.

 

Even if he's a complete bust, there is nothing to complain about as Folin is an upgrade, and Schlemko/Froese are not losses to the team.  Even salary wise its basically a wash between Schlemko and Weise next year, (250k difference).

Not complaining...simply trying to say I expect very little from Weise at all...similar to the other washed up vets that Bergy has brought in. 

But cost and other plus's are good.

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Surprising nobody, Chaput clears and heads to Laval to make room for Thompson. Hopefully Thompson can help the Habs, and Chaput can held Laval.

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