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Eichel, Dvorak, Pettersson: les 3 options de Marc Bergevin....

- Les 3 options de Marc Bergevin...selon Sportsnet...

- En prenant le choix de première ronde et de 3e ronde des Hurricanes...

- TRANSACTION pour Christian Dvorak...

- TRANSACTION pour Jack Eichel....(comprenant 2 choix de première ronde, des espoirs et...)

- OFFRE HOSTILE pour Elias Pettersson...

- Que Jesperi Kotkaniemi DÉCAL....

- On ne NÉGOCIE pas avec les TERRORISTES de la Caroline...

With a first- and a third-round pick from Carolina giving the Canadiens 12 picks in the 2022 Draft, could Bergevin look to shed some of that capital to acquire Arizona Coyotes centre Christian Dvorak? It’s a deal he’d be wise to explore, with the Coyotes proving over the last month that they’re on a quest to collect as many high-end picks as possible and with Dvorak giving the Canadiens at least as much reliability down the middle as Kotkaniemi would’ve provided this coming season.

That Dvorak’s a 25-year-old, six-foot, 200-pound, two-way centre who’s produced half a point per game over his 300-plus in this league makes him a good fit. Having him for four more seasons at a very digestible $4.45-million cap hit is appealing, too.

If not Dvorak, could the acquisition of those two picks from Carolina make the Canadiens stronger suitors in the Jack Eichel sweepstakes? Losing Kotkaniemi—a young, promising centre—certainly weakens their hand, but it doesn’t crush it. If they’re willing to move the picks and some high-end prospects, and live with the risk of Eichel becoming the first NHL player to have an artificial disc-replacement procedure before dressing for a game in their uniform, it’s an avenue Bergevin could go down.

And then there’s going nuclear and tendering an offer sheet to Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson. We don’t think Bergevin’s going to do that—how he’d make it work from a cap perspective is beyond our limited math comprehension—but we can’t strike it as a possibility.

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