Montreal Canadians still need to improve

Montreal Canadians still need to improve Montreal is having tremendous success in the 2010 playoffs, from goalie to defence and the forwards even though they are not getting many shots they really capitalize on their chances. But MontrĂ©al’s success comes from their defensive style of play, and by that I mean blocking shots and closing the gap, (gill, Gorges ). Montreal
Line up
Centers
Scott Gomez

4 years 7.357 M
Tomas Plekanec – 0 years 2.75
Dominic Moore – 0 years 1.1 M
Glen Metropolit – 0 years 1 M
Ben Maxwell – 2 years .850 M

Left Wingers
Sergei Kostitsyn
– 0 years .817 M Restricted
Travis Moen – 2 years 1.5 M
Benoit Pouliot – 0 years .803 M
Andrei Kostitsyn 1 year 3.250 M
Tom Pyatt 0 years .850 M Restricred
Mattieu Darche – 0 years at .600 M
Mike Cammalleri – 4 years 6 M

Right Wingers
Brian Gionta
– 4 years 5 M
Maxime Lapierre – 0 years .668 M

Defence

Andrei Markov – 1 year 5.750 M
Roman Hamrlik – 1 year 5.5 M
P.K Subban – 2 years .875 M
jaroslav Spacek – 2 years 3.33 M
Josh Gorges – 1 year 1.1 M
Hal Gill – 1 year 2.25 M
Ryan O’Byrne 1 year .942 M
M-A Bergeron 0 years .731 M
Paul Mara 0 years 1.675 M

Goalies
Carey Price 0 years 2.2 M Restricted
Jaroslav Halak 0 years .775 M Restricted
Cap hit- About 57.7 M – around 2.5 M free Cap

Off Season
Re signing / Let go
Tomas Plekanec –Re Sign 33M 6 years, 5.5M Cap hit
Dominic Moore – Re Sign 3M 2 years, 1.5M Cap hit
Glen Metropolit – Let him go, getting old, Moore will do the job
Sergei Kostitsyn – Don’t Re sign him as he is only a problem on the team, he needs to mature.
Tom Pyatt – Re sign 2.5M 3 years, .833M Cap hit
Mattieu Darche – Re sign 1.4M 2 years, .700M Cap hit
Max Lapierre – Re sign 5M 3 years, 1.66M Cap hit
M-A Bergeron – Let him go, he was useful this season but too much talent on the blue line, he will get offers from other teams.
Paul Mara – Let him go, he was injured and didn’t do much this season.
Jaro Halak – Re sign 9M 3 years, 3M Cap hit
Carey Price – Re sign 9M 3 years, 3M Cap hit
Benoit Pouliot – Re Sign 1.9M 1 year, 1.9M Cap hit

Cap Hit – About 62.024M , over by about 1.5M

Trades:
Andrei Kostitsyn
Sergei Kostitsyn
Jaroslav Spacek 3.33M Cap hit 2 years left
Brock Trotter

To Edmonton for
Ales Hemsky 4.100M Cap hit 2 years left
Gilbert Brule – Resign for 1 year at 1.5 M Restricted F.A

This trade gives Montreal a good winger, an upgrade over Kostitsyn, He is fast and can score and also set up plays. He would fit into the system and style of play of the Montreal Canadians. Edmonton gets the Kostitsyns, who both have a lot of potential and need a change of scenery. Spacek didn’t have a good season but he is doing well so far in the games he played in the playoffs and did do well playing for the oilers, he could go back to his old self.. Brock Trotter finished his season with the most points with the Bulldogs, He probably wouldn’t move up with MontrĂ©al anytime soon so I think Edmonton could give him a chance.
Cap hit- around 59.844 No Cap space
2010
Line up –
“A” Cammalleri Plekanec Hemsky
Pouliot Gomez Gionta “A”
Moen Brule Lapierre
Pyatt Moore Darche / Maxwell / White / Desharnais

Markov “A” O’Byrne
Hamrlik Subban
Gill “A” Gorges “C” Weber Carle

I don’t Know if the Trade on Edmonton’s side was fair or not, but they do get some good players, here’s how their line up could look like with hall or seguin

Penner Hall/Seguin Gagner
A.Kostitsyn Horcoff S. Kostitsyn
Moreau Cogliano O’Sullivan
Potulny Pouliot Stortini /Trotter/ Stone/ Jacques/
Gilbert Souray
Whitney Spacek
Smid Peckham / Chorney

Something like that, unless they do more trades or sign F.A . And then Khabibulin / deslauriers Let me know what your off season plans could be.


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