I will probably need some help with this...
Lets see how players were acquired by MB (note players that were trade for and then re-signed count as a trade)
Gallagher (pre MB)
We did not get Hughes. But still we did add a top 10 talent.
A quick review of the prospects we already had. Starting with the previous rebuild (2012)
KK - 34 points at barely 18 years old - this was probably the best case scenario.
Suzuki - from the maxpac...
I hear lots of people comparing JK to Barkov development. So his 5th year will be a breakout.
So what do we have....
Drouin is 27 on his last year at $5.5m
Tatar is 31
Shaw is 31
Gallagher is 30
Domi is 27
Danault is 29
Pleks is back in europe
Armia is 29
Peca is 29
Byron is 33 and on the...
So with Max gone and an obvious sign the rebuild is going full speed what else do we have to trade.
I am going to assume Weber (hurt and big contract) is going nowhere. Price will need to rebound to even have a shot of being traded with that contract.
So with those two eliminated what do we...
Where are we 3 years from now?
Probably Still on the Team
Carey Price (34 years old)
- He might not be the best goalie in the league but I would expect him to be a top 10 goalie.
- Might be trade potential here if the young goalies show...
Character and attitude.
7 years ago things were looking up.
A bottom team would turn it around in the lockout shortened season.
You had Max Pac doing Max Pac things.
You have Price there (it was actually a down year for him but he would soon become elite).
Subban was winning the Norris.
Count gave me this idea.
2003 was a great draft but a lot of the players seemed to have slipped up or are now just too old.
1. MAF - Seems to be doing great now. Playoffs though....
2. Staal - He looked to be at the tail end but a great rebound this year and is back up to PPG...
Save % - 6th .917 - vs 25th .903
massive improvement even with Price not being typical lately
GF/G - 7th 3.02 vs 10th 2.66
Improvement but not massive
GA/G - 6th - 2.47 vs 11th - 2.66
Shots for per game 14th - 30.1 vs 4th at 31.8
a bit of a decline
Shots against per game 20th 29.7...
How the hell?
- are the habs still in a playoff spot
- do the habs still have a +10 GF/GA
- are the habs still only 4 points out of second in the division
Holy crap look at the Caps - 71 points with the next closest in the east at 57 (hawks "only" have 66)
Of the 4 teams that were supposed to...
The three players that have had so-so playoffs in the past....Markov, Pleks, Price.
Thought Markov and Pleks were amazing. Great series by them. Price was just okay.
The good news is Price can still step up.
The shocking....Rene and Eller - amazing to have those two going like that.