The Montreal Canadiens are really alone on their planet...

Published August 15, 2021 at 5:02 PM

If you take a good look at the personnel moves made this offseason, you may realize something fascinating. Only the Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens did not make any transactions during the summer. Is this positive or negative?

Let's remember that the Habs made several changes, including the departures of Phillip Danault and Tomas Tatar. Marc Bergevin also hired David Savard, Mike Hoffman, Mathieu Perreault, Cedric Paquette and Chris Wideman, via free agency. But what about the transactions? Should he have moved by making trades?

Shea Weber was not fully replaced, as he will be out next season due to injuries. Kotkaniemi will likely be stepping into Phillip Danault's old shoes, but is that really legitimate? It looks like Montreal still has several holes to fill in their lineup.

The Habs has been included in several trade rumors over the summer, but nothing has been conclusive. We heard about Christian Dvorak, Matt Dumba, Morgan Rielly, Anthony Beauvillier, Vladimir Tarasenko, Vince Dunn... Just to name a few. However, none of these players is, today, part of the Montreal Canadiens. Is it really a good thing that Marc Bergevin didn't move through the trade market?

Some teams have made numerous changes, including the Chicago Blackhawks, who have improved tremendously on paper. They completed no less than five trades in the offseason, which is the second highest total. Stan Bowman is an aggressive general manager in his approach, certainly, he is not afraid to make the necessary roster moves, when his team needs them.

Looking at the work of other teams across the NHL, do you feel that the Habs should have a sense of accomplishment? Do you really believe that Marc Bergevin has maximized his chances to improve his club? I want to hear from you!
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