He should keep Domi. Not sure what happened there.
Is his cap hit that much of an issue given the crap they are spending on right now?Domi is a meathead. He doesn't do what Julien asks often and he takes stupid penalties and just does stupid things. He has one outlier of a 72 point season otherwise he's a 45-50 point guy. If he can be used as a piece to improve upfront he should be used.
If anything the mistakes (in my opinion) on D make it all the more important not to screw up the Forward cap. Domi is RFA and will want $6-7M. I say pass. Trade him for someone. Heck Domi, A D man a decent prospect and the #16 pick should be packaged to Winnipeg to try to pry Laine out of there. The Habs are turning into team Finland, he'd fit right in. To be clear though, I don't think Laine will ever reach his potential with consistency. You'll see flashes of greatness that will drive you nuts when you see him play like a dog.Is his cap hit that much of an issue given the crap they are spending on right now?
Who are these people with those expectations?He still has $13M in cap space to sign Domi and Edmundson (if that's his plan). He can always spend more on D.
The Habs highest paid F is Drouin at $5.5M. Think about that for a second. $5.5M and people expect the Habs to be an offensive juggernaut? Yeah ok.
He's more of an answer than Johansson was....so there's that.The Sabres think Staal is the answer to their #2 Center position?
They keep making MB look good.