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12-18-2011, 12:06 PM
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GM- Nill
(includes a complete overhaul of all hockey ops staff, only Timmins surviving)

Head Coach- Cunneyworth* IF he makes playoffs, or otherwise makes himself clearly the best man for the job during this "audition"
(if not, then Roy or Crawford end up as HC)



To Mtl
1st 2012
Petrecki or one of Stalock/Sateri/Sexsmith


To Chi

To Mtl
1st 2012



To Mtl
2nd 2012



To Mtl

*perhaps Gomez will only leave montreal by buying burried in minors... so be it.
but looking at roster cap situations & needs, LA might actually be a possible destination.

they have ~15M$ in cap space for 2012 (not counting cap going up), with 19 players already signed.
Only significant player to re-sign = Stoll, replacing him with Gomez, and with Kopitar/Richards as other 2 centres, could make some roster sense. getting a pick in the process while only giving up a stalled prospect who is redundant given their prospect depth, makes it a low risk/high reward move.

all this, while realizing the odds are far more likely that he simply will have to be burried in the minors.


*Kaberle-Markov decision.

come the offseason, team must decide which player to keep, i don't think keeping both makes sense given their ~10M$ total cap hit.

if Markov comes back, and proves to be healthy, then we keep him and move Kaberle. If Markov is still not recovered, and is on LTIR, then we keep both, if Kaberle proves to be adequate replacement and Markov shows troubling signs upon his return, we move Markov.


2012 Draft:

Mtl 1st
SJ 1st
Chi 1st

NYR 2nd

either keep as is, drafting 4 players in top 60, or package some picks to move into top 10



T.Ruutu - 3 yrs 13M$ (4.3M$)
F.Beauchemin- 3 yrs 12M$ (4M$)
D.Moss - 2 yrs 2.2M$
veteran rugged dman @ ~1M$


Havlat- Plekanec- Gionta (5M-5M-5M = 15M$)
Cole- DD - Pacioretty (4.5M- 850K- 1.625M = 7M$)
Ruutu- Eller - Kost (4.3M - 1.5M - 4.5M = 10.3M$)
Leblanc- White- Moss (1.1M$ - 800K - 1.1M$ = 3.15M$)
Blunden (700K)

total 13 fwds = 36.15M$


Subban - Gorges (5M - 4M = 9M$)
Emelin - Markov* (1.25M - 5.75M = 7M$)
Beauchemin - Weber (4M - 850K = 4.85M$)
Gill/Eaton/Carkner/Morisson (~1M$)

total 7 dmen = 21.85M$

(ex. Hickey, St.Denis, Mitera, Beaulieu)

Price (6.5M$)
Budaj (1.15M$)

total 2 goalies = 7.15M$

Cap total 2012-2013 = 65.15M$

right up to the cap & one of gionta/havlat will have to move by 2013 summer so that MaxPac can be re-signed, but otherwise, team has talent & depth to be a playoff team, and by 2013 or 2014 summer, influx of young talent (tinordi/beaulieu/gallagher/kristo/leblanc/bournival, + hopefully at least 1 of 2012 picks emmerging as young star in the making) gives us the cheap talent boost to the core guys we have signed to make us contender

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