Who's to stay and who's to leave?
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05-10-2013, 06:21 PM
Its Alright Ma
Join Date: Jul 2010
As an outsider looking at the Habs roster
Pacioretty, Subban, Gallagher, Eller, Galchenyuk should be untouchable.
Beaulieu and Tinordi should make the team full-time
Prust, Bourque are excellent pieces to keep.
Might be a bit of a small group but as far as a "core" goes it's not bad at all.
Most of the rest of the roster could be kept or moved depending on their value, lots of decent players but nobody who couldn't be moved. Plekanec in particular probably has good value and if you're serious about upgrading at center moving him is a possibility, but too much turnover is usually a bad thing and he's a pretty solid player, so I could see him staying.
Markov. I know Habs fans love him so this might be hard, but he really became a liability down the stretch and you've got arguably the best offensive D-Man in the league in Subban already. No idea what his value would be in a trade so it might be better just to give him another go and hope as he continues to stay healthy he'll improve.
Desharnais. I'm sure most of you agree that he was terrible, you need to improve at center and getting rid of this guy is the start of that.
Price. I'm probably still the minority but I don't see him as the guy. He's a good goaltender usually but you're paying for elite, and frankly he's probably still got decent trade value so moving him to upgrade eslewhere could be a smart plan. Of course you can't just get rid of him without having a replacement in mind, which is why he probably stays, but its something to keep in mind for next offseason depending on how Price does next year.
Ryder. Talk about disappearing. Yeesh
Diaz. I can't imagine this guy is very popular in the locker room after that series, and he's easily replaceable.
Just opinions obviously, and I'm sure Habs fans who followed the team more carefully all season long will know better than me on most of these guys, but some food for thought anyways
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