Habs' off-season moves (all trades, proposals & free agent talk here)
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04-19-2013, 04:46 PM
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- Let go of one of Diaz or Gorges for quality assets. Bring in a quality d-man with some size if possible. (Keith Aulie/Doug Murray/Mark Stuart)
- Bring in a quality 4th line guy who plays the same kind of game as Prust. (Carcillo)
- If you lose Ryder, replace him with a big aggressive body. Either Clowe or Clarkson will do in that case. If you can't get neither of them, go after Stalberg or Bickell.
- Try to trade one of Nashville's or Calgary's 2nd rounder with your own 1st to move up in the 15-20 first picks.
Projected, realistic lineup:
Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gionta (tough minutes line)
Galchenyuk - Eller - Gallagher (soft minutes line)
Bourque - Desharnais - Bickell (two physical wingers with a smart center)
Moen - Prust - Carcillo (grinding line)
Markov - Emelin (tough assignments pair)
Diaz/Gorges - Subban (Subban and the other guy)
Bouillon - Murray (stay-at-home, physical pair)
The year after, Beaulieu and Tinordi take the spots left by Markov and Bouillon. Re-sign Markov if Beaulieu still isn't 100% ready to be a solid PP QB with good puck-moving skills.
Gionta gets out, and we give a chance to Collberg or Kristo to take his spot. You try to move Desharnais for assets and get some prospects/picks out of him.
Realistically, our lineup would look like;
Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Collberg/Kristo (by then, I trust Galchenyuk to be a 70 points centerman, Pacioretty should still be good for his 60+ points. Kristo/Collberg should be good for some production)
UFA/Trade - Plekanec - Gallagher (A UFA or a trade bringing a winger capable of 50 points. Plekanec will still be Plekanec. Gallagher should be a 55 points forward by then)
Bourque - Eller - Bickell (Bourque gets lesser assignments and around 30 points, but still is a two-way threat. Eller is a 40 points center. Bickell is a physical winger with potential for 35-40 points)
Moen - Prust - Carcillo (All grinding line)
Markov - Emelin (replace Markov with Beaulieu at some point in the season IF Beaulieu's progression is consistent)
Tinordi - Subban (great pairing. Complementing each other perfecly.
Gorges - Murray (Shutdown pairing. If Murray is gone or regresses too much, try Dietz.)
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