I would do it but I am at work right now and do not have a whole lot of time. Predict what next years lineup will realistically look like. Please add in you first call ups for forwards and defence please.
Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gionta
Gagne - Desharnais - Cammalleri
Pouliot - Eller - Palushaj
Bradley - White - Moen
Markov - Wisniewski
Gorges - Subban
Gill - Weber
Gagne - He is a player I really seeing Gauthier pursue, he is exactly what we need in size, scoring, tougness and experience, plus he's a Quebecer which means a lot for certain people in this province.
Palushaj - Pacioretty's good friend and showed signs of skill and great play in this season's pre-season games, I can see him making the team as a rookie next season.
Bradley - BIG, TOUGH, PLAYS WITH A MEAN STREAK AND CAN FIGHT! Put him on a line with White and Moen, go after Boston next season.
Garon - Better than Auld and is a Quebecer as well, can be an excellent backup to Price and won the cup with Fleury in Pittsburgh.
Gomez - Traded, sent down to the AHL or bought out!
Kostitsyn - Traded at the 2011 NHL entry draft for a draft pick and/or prospect.
Gill - Re-signed because he brings size, leadership and experience to the team and is an excellent player in the playoffs.
Wisniewski - Has a rocket from the point, can play on the PP with Markov or Subban and brings a little bit of grit when he wants to, I really like him.
You don't think Leblanc could get at most 50 points in his rookie reason???
Lars Eller has 11 points in 58 games, and he still has more offensive upside than Leblanc. LL will almost certainly not make the team out of training camp, and if he does, will play limited minutes without PP time.
It always amazes me how people suggest we sign player x and player y as if it will be a done deal. If the past decade has shown us anything, it's that Montreal is probably the last place a top free agent would sign. Bottom line, don't expect anyone of great significance to sign here this summer, which is a very scary thought considering we have so many holes to fill.
I'm going for small changes from within the organization rather than big ones
Goal - Price, Auld
First pairing on defense - Markov, Subban
Second pairing on defense - Hamrlik, Gorges
Third pairing on defense - Emelin, Wisniewski
Extra defense - Weber, Spacek
First Line - Pacioretty, Plekanec, Cammalleri
Second Line - Pouliot, Desharnais, Gionta
Third Line - Kostitsyn, Eller, ????
Fourth Line - Moen, Halpern, White
Extra forwards - Enqvist, Palushaj
1 - Gauthier will do everything in his power to sign Emelin
2 - Hal Gill will be invited to join the coaching staff
3 - Ramo will be traded along with another prospect(s) for a rugged winger capable of putting up 15 to 20 goals
4- Halpern and Hamrlik will be resigned for modest one year contracts that will allow the team to sign to Markov, Gorges and Wisniewski
5 - Darche and/or Pyatt could start the year with the team but will be replaced by Enqvist and Palushaj by mid-season. Enqvist's strong defensive play and the ability to play center will eventually earn him a spot
And the big one:
Gomez will be playing elsewhere.
It wouldn't be a dominant team but there would be a good young core and a handful of veterans that all bring something to the table.