Montreal Canadiens Need To Steer Clear Of Kris Letang
Marco D’Amico of Montreal Hockey NOW: Simply, Kris Letang is not getting any more youthful. Though the Montreal Canadiens do require a recognized veteran protective existence. Letang is a gamer who will bring excessive income (possibly $7 million plus AAV) in totally free firm. That’s an issue.
Yes, Letang is a right-handed shooting defenseman that Kent Hughes yearns for. It is not a trick what Montreal requires. After all, they have plenty. However, this prevents monetary versatility which is vital.
“Our priority will be to put our youngsters in the right environment to develop,” stated Hughes throughout his exit interviews concerning his strategy to submit his lineup, specifically on defence, next year. “Bringing in three rookies to play on our defensive brigade for a full 82-games is not a risk we’re going to take.”
Though management is required, Hughes feels he can generate substitutes rather of longer term albatrosses. The secret for the basic supervisor is to invest however not spend too much. This sounds insane however versatility as a brief and longer-term objective while establishing potential customers. That is the objective.
Could Kevin Fiala Walk Through The Montreal Canadiens’ Door?
Jimmy Murphy of Montreal Hockey NOW: Can Montreal discover a method to attract Kevin Fiala to come to Montreal? One thing is for specific. Patrice Bergeron is not signing north of the border. Bergeron thinks it is Boston or retirement.
Fiala provides an appealing possibility. He is a more youthful gamer on a profession season. Montreal cannot pursue the first-class free-agent gamers like Evgeni Malkin or Nazem Kadri. That is not going to occur. Montreal has sufficient trade products to attract Bill Guerin and the Minnesota Wild a minimum of.
Does that indicate a relocation will occur? Certainly not. After all, even with Minnesota’s present cap dilemma. Guerin has a couple of methods to leave his present bind. Another gamer might be Matt Dumba, if Fiala ought to run out reach. Maybe Dumba is the another obtainable.