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Wandering Maroon 05-14-2013 07:57 AM

Mac Bennett's future
 
I am not sure about his status but do the Canadiens have to sign Mac Bennett this year? He just wrapped up his junior year at Michigan but he's a 2009 pick. Do we sign him or not? Great skater and passer.

WeThreeKings 05-14-2013 08:08 AM

He's playing his final season. One more year to sign him. He will be signed. No loophole for him, now.

montreal 05-14-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Wandering Maroon (Post 66021079)
I am not sure about his status but do the Canadiens have to sign Mac Bennett this year? He just wrapped up his junior year at Michigan but he's a 2009 pick. Do we sign him or not? Great skater and passer.

The deadline to sign him is August 15th, 2014 but he can opt out and become a UFA on July 1st, in order to do so he would have to do it before June 1st. Sounds like he's intent on going back to Michigan for his Senior year and the teams captain. I don't see how he doesn't get signed next off-season.

WhiskeySeven 05-14-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by montreal (Post 66023501)
The deadline to sign him is August 15th, 2014 but he can opt out and become a UFA on July 1st, in order to do so he would have to do it before June 1st. Sounds like he's intent on going back to Michigan for his Senior year and the teams captain. I don't see how he doesn't get signed next off-season.

Does he have a shot at the bigs? He seemed like he'd have size and physicality issues when he was drafted

Jabba11 05-14-2013 09:09 AM

He's the next Justin Schultz.

sukimono 05-14-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Jabba11 (Post 66023873)
He's the next Justin Schultz.

Pardon ?

montreal 05-14-2013 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven (Post 66023823)
Does he have a shot at the bigs? He seemed like he'd have size and physicality issues when he was drafted

For sure, it's hard to say how his lack of size/strength will effect him at the pro level but he's got elite mobility, solid two way, and a good puck mover.

onemorecup* 05-14-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sukimono (Post 66024201)
Pardon ?

he is not physical and we have enough puck movers like PK an Nathan

considering we need big D , not sure where he fits in a few years

shortcat1 05-14-2013 04:06 PM

He should make a decent part of a trade package. We don't need another small, mobile defenseman.

Monctonscout 05-14-2013 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by onemorecup (Post 66044901)
he is not physical and we have enough puck movers like PK an Nathan

considering we need big D , not sure where he fits in a few years

In order to win a cup you need more than 2 puck movers. We have a lot of them though. Based on trades the last 4-5 years they are a valuable commodity.

shutehinside 05-15-2013 10:57 AM

Who wouldn't take 2nd round pick in next years draft over Mac Bennet??

I would.

overlords 05-15-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by shutehinside (Post 66090301)
Who wouldn't take 2nd round pick in next years draft over Mac Bennet??

I would.

Well as long as we're making up pretend trade values....

shutehinside 05-15-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by overlords (Post 66090417)
Well as long as we're making up pretend trade values....

Don't the Habs get a 2nd if Mac doesn't sign with them as compnesation? That's what I understood about college players who don't end up signing with the team that drafts them.

Ghetto Sangria 05-15-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by shutehinside (Post 66090541)
Don't the Habs get a 2nd if Mac doesn't sign with them as compnesation? That's what I understood about college players who don't end up signing with the team that drafts them.

*1st round picks

shutehinside 05-15-2013 11:27 AM

Ohheeewwww

Analyzer 05-15-2013 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by shutehinside (Post 66090541)
Don't the Habs get a 2nd if Mac doesn't sign with them as compnesation? That's what I understood about college players who don't end up signing with the team that drafts them.

That's for first round picks only.

HABS2DCUP 05-15-2013 11:36 AM

would be sick though, not signing our 5th-7th round picks and then be rewarded with second rounders:)

danyhabsfan 05-15-2013 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by shutehinside (Post 66090541)
Don't the Habs get a 2nd if Mac doesn't sign with them as compnesation? That's what I understood about college players who don't end up signing with the team that drafts them.

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Originally Posted by Dirty Danglez (Post 66090813)
*1st round picks


Bennett is a 3rd round choice

It wouldnt make sense to get a 2nd for him ;)

Every team would draft college player if we cant get a 2nd for them no matter where theyre drafted

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...185/story.html

Tusk 05-15-2013 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by montreal (Post 66024463)
For sure, it's hard to say how his lack of size/strength will effect him at the pro level but he's got elite mobility, solid two way, and a good puck mover.

Seems to have a good head on his shoulders too, wouldn't be surprised to see him succeed as a solid NHLer.

montreal 05-15-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by onemorecup (Post 66044901)
he is not physical and we have enough puck movers like PK an Nathan

considering we need big D , not sure where he fits in a few years

I wouldn't run the team that way, since Bennett is at least a few years away and we don't know what the team is going to look like 3 years or so down the road as a lot can happen between now and then. really a silly way to look at it, puck moving defensemen is something we need more of going forward.

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Originally Posted by shortcat1 (Post 66046261)
He should make a decent part of a trade package. We don't need another small, mobile defenseman.

Makes little sense to trade him now, he's still likely several years away from reaching the NHL so better to build up your depth imo then give him away before we know what he can do.

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Originally Posted by Tusk (Post 66092157)
Seems to have a good head on his shoulders too, wouldn't be surprised to see him succeed as a solid NHLer.

He does, he can do a lot of things well, should be interesting to see how he does when he moves up to the AHL either at the end of next season when Michigan's season is over or the following if they somehow upgrade their goaltending.

Richiebottles 05-15-2013 02:10 PM

I can see a prospect swap with a team that has too many forward prospects. What about to Anaheim for Kevin Roy ? We would have to add probably but I could see it work.

Habs 05-15-2013 05:50 PM

How many guys named 'Mac' have ever made the NHL and made an impact? It doesn't look good.

Analyzer 05-15-2013 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Habs (Post 66109505)
How many guys named 'Mac' have ever made the NHL and made an impact? It doesn't look good.

Well, his real name is McKinley

Habs 05-15-2013 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Analyzer (Post 66110817)
Well, his real name is McKinley

No chance then.

One Man Rock Band 05-15-2013 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by onemorecup (Post 66044901)
he is not physical and we have enough puck movers like PK an Nathan

considering we need big D , not sure where he fits in a few years

I'm so sick of this attitude. Same type of thing that people are saying about the Nygren signing.

Let's just let all our prospects walk if they aren't physical! Woot!

Seriously, who cares? If he turns into a good player and doesn't fit.. trade him. It's better than just letting him walk.

Either way, he's YEARS away from the NHL. He fits in Hamilton for a year or two after his final year in Michigan, then we re-evaluate.


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