28 jun 2017
Canadiens de Montréal
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>Depth issues? Excuse me? Especially now, with more prospects becoming NHL ready, the habs don’t have depth issues.
Assuming we sign Kovalchuk, we’ll have Lehkonen and Byron on the 4th line. And while Turris may be slightly better than Evans, that sure as hell doesn’t justify trading for that putrid contract. A move like this means the difference of being able to keep someone like Tatar in 2021, versus not having the cap space. And it gets even worse in 2022.
All you’re doing is thinking short term, and not about the future, which is obviously not a thing the habs can afford to be doing right now.</div></div>
The Habs have players, they don't have depth. Once Drouin and Byron went down in November, the season spiralled away. I'm not convinced KK or Poehling are ready for prime time yet and Evans looked like an OK fourth-liner in his audition. But the Habs are a long, long way from having organizational depth. And while I am all for re-signing Tatar, he's already making $5M. I suspect the main issue with him will be term rather than getting a raise.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Kotkaniemi15</b></div><div>No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Turris isn’t any better than whoever would replace him (Poehling/KK/Vejdemo) and it’s better to give young players like KK ice time in the NHL. Also Alzner’s contract is way better, since if we buy him out this offseason, he’s only on the books for about $2 million in 2021-22, and $800,000 for 2 years after that. Whereas Turris is on the books at $6 million for all of the next 4 years. Even if we bought Turris our next offseason, he’d count $2 million against the cap for the next 6 years.</div></div>
Turris is a versatile forward who plays well on the RW. Given the Habs clear issues with depth, having this kind of versatility would be useful. It's not a terrible move to invest 7% of the cap in a generally durable player who can play multiple positions anywhere up and down the lineup.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BorisBagel</b></div><div>trade can be made at the draft, after the lottery. Dubois is a 60-point player .... not sure how much Habs will have to overpay, but they need to make a splash-change at C. at this point KK is looking less and less of #1C, not saying a bust, but realistically he's not going to be better than #2C, possibly a #3C. If Habs have Dubois, Suzuki and Danault at C, he could move to top 9 wing.</div></div>
Dubois might be a 60- or 70-point centre, but he brings something we don't have -- he's an aircraft carrier that can skate. Moreover, he would be a hometown kid (Ste-Agathe is just north of Montreal) who actually wants to be here. With him, Danault and KK/Suzuki up the middle, the team would be set for years up the middle. Suzuki would be able to be an effective C/RW, especially on the PP.
This idea really excites me, more than it did when the Habs tried to swing a deal with Edmonton to trade the 9th pick (Sergachev) for the Oilers' 4th pick, but CLB recognized the Puljujarvi was limited and moved to Dubois, who was never rated higher than 4th.