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[MTL] Davis Drewiske re-signed (2 years - $637,500 cap hit)

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06-13-2013, 11:13 AM
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[MTL] Davis Drewiske re-signed (2 years - $637,500 cap hit)

James Mirtle ‏@mirtle 1m
Habs sign Drewiske to a two-year extension.

https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/345196752770576385

Canadiens Montréal ‏@CanadiensMTL 11m
Canadiens sign defenseman Davis Drewiske to a two-year contract extension. DETAILS -> http://goha.bs/119EN8A


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I'm glad he found a home that likes him

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Nice depth move...7-8th dman...

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I guess the thinking is that both our press box sitters from last year (Kaberle & Weber) will be gone and Drewiske will be kept around for depth, but I still find it a bit of a surprise. He wasn't any great shakes for us after we got him and Bergevin is already going into next year with the same 7 NHL defensemen he had the year before...a blueline that virtually everybody agreed needed an upgrade.

Not sure I agree with Bergevin's strategy of rushing to lock up depth guys (Desharnais, Bouillon, Drewiske), especially if you contrast that with him playing hardball with a guy like Subban and letting go a decent player in Ryder.

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I think the Kings made a huge mistake with Drewiske. I believe he is better than Ellerby and in some areas better than Muzzin.

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Drewiske was awful. But then again, most 7-8 defensemen are. Depth. Drewiske made 61 look good by comparison.

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O baby were moving markov i can see it now. Pull the trigger bergevin ! Im calling it big time

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it's obvious Kaberle (buyout) and Weber (traded) will be gone.

I like Drewiske as a 7-8th dman.

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it's obvious Kaberle (buyout) and Weber (traded) will be gone.

I like Drewiske as a 7-8th dman.
yep exactly with Kaberle (buyout) Weber (traded) Markov (traded ) and Scuderi(Signed via FA) Drewiskie will be the 7th/8th dman

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I think the Kings made a huge mistake with Drewiske. I believe he is better than Ellerby and in some areas better than Muzzin.
I'm pretty sure that's not the right word for this context. Even a mistake might be too much since we're talking about a 7th defenseman.

Drewiske is what he is. There's no upside there. He's valuable in that he's cheap, a team first guy, and won't demand playing time. He buys young guys more development time in the minors. He can step in for a game or two if needed, but probably won't do anything good or bad.

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Not sure I agree with Bergevin's strategy of rushing to lock up depth guys (Desharnais, Bouillon, Drewiske), especially if you contrast that with him playing hardball with a guy like Subban and letting go a decent player in Ryder.
I thought Desharnais was on the 1st/2nd line?! Not exactly a depth player if that's the case. Also, depth players don't usually get a $3.5 cap hit.

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I wouldn't expect Drewiske to play much.

He is behind Subban, Markov, Diaz, Emelin (currently injured), Gorges, Bouillon and Tinordi on the depth chart. Therrien won't scratch any of these guys to give playing time to Drewiske.

Even he doesn't play much, it's a low risk move for the Habs.

Either, he doesn't make the team and replaces St-Denis as a veteran for the AHL squad or he becomes a reliable D who could play more in 2014-2015 (Markov, Diaz, Emelin and Bouillon are set to become UFAs in 2014).

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I thought Desharnais was on the 1st/2nd line?! Not exactly a depth player if that's the case. Also, depth players don't usually get a $3.5 cap hit.
Well it may be a misnomer as he wasn't signed to be a depth player the way that Bouillon and Drewiske were, but he might be trending in that direction. There's concern as to where we're going to play him going forward with Eller and Galchenyuk seemingly much better top-six centre options and developing well.

Maybe "non-essential player" would have been the better term. Desharnais brings some fine attributes, but was there a need to lock him up for 4 years with both those two knocking on the door for his spot? It's starting to look like the answer is no, especially the way Desharnais played last year.

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Cheap depth move to give the young'uns more time to grow in Hamilton...plus he likes the Habs pressbox...

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Well it may be a misnomer as he wasn't signed to be a depth player the way that Bouillon and Drewiske were, but he might be trending in that direction. There's concern as to where we're going to play him going forward with Eller and Galchenyuk seemingly much better top-six centre options and developing well.

Maybe "non-essential player" would have been the better term. Desharnais brings some fine attributes, but was there a need to lock him up for 4 years with both those two knocking on the door for his spot? It's starting to look like the answer is no, especially the way Desharnais played last year.
Desharnais will be dangled in a package...just no idea to who and for what...

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Desharnais will be dangled in a package...just no idea to who and for what...
That's one thing I've always defended about the Desharnais extension, is that his contract shouldn't be too hard to move when it comes time to do so. I'm not saying we'll get a great return but it won't be an unmoveable albatross either.

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That's one thing I've always defended about the Desharnais extension, is that his contract shouldn't be too hard to move when it comes time to do so. I'm not saying we'll get a great return but it won't be an unmoveable albatross either.
The problem with moving DD is that, for $3.5 mill over 4 years, not alot of teams are going to bite on a talented, yet severely undersized centre, so what we get back might not be even worth it.

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The problem with moving DD is that, for $3.5 mill over 4 years, not alot of teams are going to bite on a talented, yet severely undersized centre, so what we get back might not be even worth it.
Yeah but we might have to take back lesser value for the sake of bettering the team in the end. If Eller and Galchenyuk really show that they're ready to take over the 1-2 centre slots, are you going to keep one of them on the third line just to continue to give Desharnais top-six minutes? Lord knows he can't play in the bottom-six.

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yep exactly with Kaberle (buyout) Weber (traded) Markov (traded ) and Scuderi(Signed via FA) Drewiskie will be the 7th/8th dman
Piss off!

Drewiskie is a good guy, seems like a good teammate with a good attitude. Doesn't bring much on the ice but for a 7th D he's serviceable in a limited role.

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Yeah but we might have to take back lesser value for the sake of bettering the team in the end. If Eller and Galchenyuk really show that they're ready to take over the 1-2 centre slots, are you going to keep one of them on the third line just to continue to give Desharnais top-six minutes? Lord knows he can't play in the bottom-six.
Oh, I agree that he needs to go (or learn to play wing...and even then, meh)...I just don't think there's much value there for what the Habs really need (either shutdown size on D or size on RW).

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Drewiske was an adequate fill-in for us at times, but barely so. I presume he is a good character teammate and all that. For all that the Habs are certain to buy out Kaberle and likely to dump Weber, I would have to say both of those guys have shown more (at times at least) as Habs than Drewiske did. Obviously at Kaberle's cap hit, however, that's immaterial in his case.

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... until Emelin gets back. I was hoping/am still hoping they are looking to get a more significant UFA defenseman into the mix, which would then push Drewiske to 9th on the depth chart. But it's reasonable insurance to sign him now anyway, just in case the hoped-for UFA doesn't materialize. And with modern attrition rates on an NHL defense corps, by the time Emelin gets back somebody else will likely be out.

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Drewiske was an adequate fill-in for us at times, but barely so. I presume he is a good character teammate and all that. For all that the Habs are certain to buy out Kaberle and likely to dump Weber, I would have to say both of those guys have shown more (at times at least) as Habs than Drewiske did. Obviously at Kaberle's cap hit, however, that's immaterial in his case.

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... until Emelin gets back. I was hoping/am still hoping they are looking to get a more significant UFA defenseman into the mix, which would then push Drewiske to 9th on the depth chart. But it's reasonable insurance to sign him now anyway, just in case the hoped-for UFA doesn't materialize. And with modern attrition rates on an NHL defense corps, by the time Emelin gets back somebody else will likely be out.
Don't forget about Beaulieu, he's getting ready to step up, as is Pateryn (hopefully...looked good).

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I guess the thinking is that both our press box sitters from last year (Kaberle & Weber) will be gone and Drewiske will be kept around for depth, but I still find it a bit of a surprise. He wasn't any great shakes for us after we got him and Bergevin is already going into next year with the same 7 NHL defensemen he had the year before...a blueline that virtually everybody agreed needed an upgrade.

Not sure I agree with Bergevin's strategy of rushing to lock up depth guys (Desharnais, Bouillon, Drewiske), especially if you contrast that with him playing hardball with a guy like Subban and letting go a decent player in Ryder.
Aye. It seems a bit perplexing he would risk hostilities with Subban, yet lockout depth guys, many of whom are questioning signs to begin with. Drewiske had maybe two good games for us and did little more than fall into obscurity. I suppose this means Bouillon will be a fixate in the bottom pairing for another year. Oh joy...

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Don't forget about Beaulieu, he's getting ready to step up, as is Pateryn (hopefully...looked good).
I doubt he makes the opening roster. Tinordi is only there to fill the position whilst Emelin is out. Therrien did not bench Bouillon all season, I doubt he starts now.

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