The Canadiens Have Given Their Fans Many Reasons To Be Optimistic

Fans are impatient. WHAT? No they’re not! Now hurry up with your preface and get to the point! We want our cake and eat it too. We want to trade for the best players but we don’t want to give up our own good players to obtain what we want. Every single UFA should want to sign with our team. Taxes, weather, language, media, fans… those are just excuses. Rebuild? Retool? Reset? That should all be done overnight. The player development sucks but we want our prospects with the big club now! If that’s not impatience… what is it then? Bipolarity?

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Lots Of Changes In The Atlantic Division – Which Team Is The Most Improved?

Unusual season, unusual playoffs (or play-ins), the COVID Cup, and definitely a very unusual off-season. Teams across the NHL have to deal with a new reality, one that has seen NHL revenues crash to almost nothing. The effect on everyone is enormous. Teams and league laying off staff. A salary cap originally predicted to be around the $88 million mark had General Managers planning their signatures. With it staying at $81.5 million for the foreseeable future, players in search of contracts are squeezed into lesser deals. Some, too greedy to start with, find themselves without a job. GMs try to unload salary to be cap compliant, instead of adding to it as they were planning. And they have to do all of that while thinking of the upcoming Expansion Draft next summer.

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