Campoli, Weber and Diaz for sure have to go. Our soft defense killed this team. Kaberle was a mistake trade but his contract does not allow him to be buried or traded (**** you Gauthier) so he gets a chance to play next year with a more physical DMan.
Gomez and Bourque need to go one way or the other. Darche is not significant enough to worry about one way or the other so he is gone.
Campoli 100% & I think Gomez is 95% gone. With the possibility of Amnesty. We could actually send Gomez to the minors or arrange something ECHL in Alaska or Europe for him & use that Amnesty on Kaberle.
I also think Weber will be traded, you just can't keep both Diaz & Weber.
- Weber 'cause it's time to give him a chance somewhere else à la Ben Maxwell.
- Campoli 'cause....it's Campoli.
- And Gomez 'cause the GM will want to make a statement.
- Blunden 'cause he doesn't bring enough and we want to be better
- Nokelainen, 'cause that job as the 4th line centerman is just a 1-year experiment....
Other guys could and will go, but those 5 are the most obvious. You are stuck with Kaberle. We'll keep Moen and Darche who will fill the 13th forward spot. Staubitz might have sold well his services. Bourque is not tradeable. And you'll want to give Diaz another year.
I don't think he's even important enough to make the list. Talk about making an impact as a Hab :laugh
Anyway, Gomez will be gone with new management... possibly during an amnesty buyout period. Campoli, Noke, Blunden aren't really needed and are probably gone.
Maybes: Darche should probably go since younger players can take his role, too, but you never know for league minimum he is not horrible. I actually think Moen might be gone too as pricing himself out of Montreal's range although he's the kind of bottom liner that the team needs. Weber might just have to go, too, since he can't crack the top-six.