July 31-in-31: Montreal Canadiens

Mike Barrett


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In what has been a roller coaster off-season for Montreal, the draft was a bright point as the Canadiens put together what looks like a very strong haul. Aside from locking down two skilled centerman in the first couple of rounds, the Habs nabbed four defenseman who can make plays at both ends of the ice and a netminder. Restocking the defensive depth chart was clearly a priority as the cupboard was bare, notably due to the trading of Mikhail Sergachev to the Tampa Bay Lightning.