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    Default Plekanec placed on unconditional waivers

    For the purpose of terminating his contract.

    https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/t...rs/c-301761402


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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnova View Post
    For the purpose of terminating his contract.

    https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/t...rs/c-301761402

    LOL. We all knew this signing was pointless when it happened.

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    So what does this mean for cap space since Plekanec was 35+?


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    Got him his 1000 games in a Habs jersey. I'm sure that was basically the intent from the get go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habspatrol View Post
    Got him his 1000 games in a Habs jersey. I'm sure that was basically the intent from the get go.
    That seems excessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal_Butera View Post
    So what does this mean for cap space since Plekanec was 35+?
    Who cares. We are not even close to being in cap trouble.

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    Yep.

    I’m ok with this. I wish him well. He was a loyal Hab. He’ll probably go play in the Czech Republic or the KHL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krustchev View Post
    That seems excessive.
    This team needed stories this year. That was one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBolduke View Post
    This team needed stories this year. That was one of them.
    No one cares. It's Plekanec.

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    Actually... he hit 1001 overall.

    It seems like a fine gesture to someone who played hard for the team for 15 years. It's not like he was useless in a 3rd/4th line role for a few games.

    Loyalty is a 2 way street.

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    Аrpon Basu:
    There was nothing mutual about this decision. Marc Bergevin called it a hockey decision by the Canadiens to let Tomas Plekanec go.

    “I always wanted to retire a Montreal Canadien” - Tomas Plekanec, who said Bergevin approached him about a trade.

    This was a question of leaving room for the young players, most notably Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

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    John Lu:
    Plekanec’s salary is coming off the cap, even though it’s a 35+ contract.

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    Can they somehow add Alzner's name to the official papers they sent to the league
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    It wasn't mutual. More savings for Molson to offset low attendance.
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    Odd crowd running this team. Did they really expect more from Plekanec when they resigned him? Did they think he would play a major role if Kotkaniemi wasn't here, and now they don't know what to do with him ? To me, he was doing just fine as a guy to spot in and out of the lineup, and seemed to be doing it probably better than we would have expected.The fact Kotkaniemi is here really doesn't play into it I wouldn't think. We didn't see him as a top 1-2 center in any case, and if Kotkaniemi didn't make it, someone else would have to be slotted in that role, not Plekanec. Peca would be the guy he should be competing with for ice, and he could have been kept around for that. Anyway, no big deal I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krustchev View Post
    No one cares. It's Plekanec.
    Some people did. Pleks was a good Montreal Canadien.

    We lack intrigue this season, so this was done as a little sideshow.

    You don't need to look into it any further than that.
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    The timing is just so odd. What has this management team learned so far to show they don’t need Pleks?

    The team is sloppy, inexperienced and the PK sucks. Not to mention, Byron injured, Armia injured, Sherbak struggling. The forward depth is gone.

    I wonder if they approached Pleks and asked if he would be ok playing on the 4th line and he said no. That is the only way this makes sense. Because I play him over Peca all day everyday. No chance I play him in front of Domi/Danault/KK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs4Life View Post
    The timing is just so odd. What has this management team learned so far to show they don’t need Pleks?
    Im assuming they’ve come to the conclusion KK can in fact take a regular shift for the full year at the NHL level something they didn’t know when they signed Plekanec in the summer as insurance policy if KK wasn’t ready for prime time
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    CapFriendly:
    Terminating Tomas Plekanec's contract (cap hit: $2.25M) will save the Habs $1.79M in cap space for the remainder of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal_Butera View Post
    Im assuming they’ve come to the conclusion KK can in fact take a regular shift for the full year at the NHL level something they didn’t know when they signed Plekanec in the summer as insurance policy if KK wasn’t ready for prime time
    I doubt Bergevin can think that far ahead, but you might be right.
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