Montreal Candians Can Revamp the Middle and the Crease During Free Agency

May 19th, 2010 by Cody Chenier Leave a reply »
Now don’t get the wrong idea about a Habs fan writing about free agency before we are out of the playoffs, I Have Not Lost Hope. The free agency market is the most exciting time for a hockey fanatic outside of the playoffs, All-Star game and Entry Draft.

My main analysis is going to be for the Montreal Canadiens and how they can become a better team after golf season. Now many fans are breathing a sigh of relief for the great chemistry our new team has found after being formed less than a year ago, but I still think there can be room for improvement.

I'll starts off with the players on UFA after the season is over, and end with good replacements and a few extras.

Now the Canadiens have around 4.6 million in cap space to work with for next season, which allows us to make a few greedy purchases this summer.

Rounding out the UFA’s are:

Thomas Plekanec- $2.75 million: Plekanec is one of best up-and-coming centres I have witnessed over the last few years. In my estimation he will ask for double the salary he is making now so that he feels as important as Scott Gomez or Brian Gionta. While the Canadiens can afford th ...

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