I don't think it will happen, but I would be really happy if Maxwell could force his way into the line up and get a chance to hold the 3rd center spot with some decent wingers. It could also allow us to move Eller into a more offensive role, albeit on the wing:
Markov - Gorges
Hamrlik - Subban
Gill - Spacek or Spacek - O'Byrne or Spacek - Carle
I really don't like the last one, but I can't see anything better. We will have to trade a Dman(LH), no doubt about it.
IMo the best fit for O'Byrne is with Markov, but if it's going this way, they will have to scratch some D I'd not want (Hamrlik, Spacek, Gorges) because we have to many LH, this is why I put Gorges on the right of Markov...
With Markov missing a bit of time in LTIR, we save some money. And with Boston in major salary troubles, Wheeler is available and i think at a modest price. On capgeek, I gave Price 3M per and Wheeler 2M per. This put us over 0.272M with 13 forwards, 7 defencemen and 2 goalies. Realistic i dont know, but i would like it.
My lineup once Avtsin gets called up this season. And I want Spacek to play on the left wing and give him 5-6 Dman minutes + PP. I want Eller to play with good offensive guys. AK and Pouliot's spots can be taken by anytime by any of the 3rd liners. If Eller for instance goes on the wing of Gomez cuz Pouliot aint doing ****, Boyd can center the 3rd line.
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Cammalleri - Plekanec - AK
Boyd - Eller - Avtsin
Conboy - Lapierre - Pyatt
Realist approach with a little space in case of injuries. Price could earn less in a 1-year-prove-yourself contract.
I'm putting Spacek in Gill's place because he's less useful in the regular season when referees aren't wearing blindfolds. It also have the benefits of putting less strain on Spacek and having 3 pairs of Def-Off defensemen.
There will be a battle in camp for the two 4th line winger spots.
2010-11 MONTREAL CANADIENS
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Benoit Pouliot ($1.350m) / Scott Gomez ($7.357m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Mike Cammalleri ($6.000m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Andrei Kostitsyn ($3.250m)
Travis Moen ($1.500m) / Lars Eller ($1.271m) / Maxim Lapierre ($0.900m)
Ryan White ($0.850m) / Dustin Boyd ($0.650m) / Tom Pyatt ($0.500m)
Mathieu Darche ($0.500m)
Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Ryan O'Byrne ($0.942m)
Roman Hamrlik ($5.500m) / P.K. Subban ($0.875m)
Jaroslav Spacek ($3.833m) / Josh Gorges ($1.100m)
Hal Gill ($2.250m)
* Carey Price ($2.500m) / Alex Auld ($1.000m)
(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)
ROSTER: 22; CAP:$59.4m; CARRY-OVER PENALTY: $0.069m;
PAYROLL: $58.447m; CAP ROOM: $1.593m; BONUSES: $0.640m
Gionta - Gomez - Pouliot
Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Cammalleri
Lapierre - Eller - Pyatt
Moen - Boyd - White
Markov - Spacek
Hamrlik - Subban
Gill - Gorges
Switch Subban and Spacek and I'm good.
I def like that bottom 6 a HELL of a lot more than the bottom 6 we went into last season with. Boyd and Pyatt are absolute speed demons and I can't wait to watch them fly around, not to mention getting to see Eller.
Last edited by Rhiessan71: 07-15-2010 at 02:14 PM.