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Jonathan Drouin Traded To The Montreal Canadiens

 

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TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional second round 2018 draft selection from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Jonathan Drouin and a conditional 2018 sixth round pick, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Sergachev, 18, skated in four games with the Canadiens this season, recording a plus-1 rating. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman made his NHL debut last season on October 13 against the Buffalo Sabres. He also played in 50 games with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, posting 10 goals and 43 points. Sergachev led all Spitfire defensemen for assists (33), points, power-play assists (10) and penalty minutes (71).

The Nizhnekamsk, Russia native recently won the 2017 Memorial Cup as a member of the Spitfires. Sergachev posted a goal and four points in four games during the Memorial Cup tournament. He also notched a goal and three assists in seven OHL playoff games. Sergachev has played in 117 games during two OHL seasons, both with Windsor, registering 27 goals and 100 points.

Sergachev was originally selected by Montreal in the first round, ninth overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft. 

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ilovehomers's avatar

WOW!!!!

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/17 at 02:14 PM ET

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Exciting stuff!

Would love to hear the conditions related to the respective picks.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 02:24 PM ET

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Also, how did or does this affect their protection list?

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/17 at 02:31 PM ET

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*jawdrop*

Posted by Primis on 06/15/17 at 02:32 PM ET

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LeBrun with the details via Twitter,

Condition on the picks in Tampa-Montreal trade is that if Sergachev plays 40 games for Bolts next season, there are no picks exchanged.

If Sergachev doesn’t play 40 games for the Bolts next season, then the picks are exchanged

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 02:33 PM ET

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Drouin has to be protected, if not, Vegas can get him, Sergachev does not have to be protected.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 02:34 PM ET

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Also, how did or does this affect their protection list?

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/17 at 03:31 PM ET

Drouin needs to be protected, Sergachev is exempt.

So TB offloaded a Fwd they’d need to protect and got a d-man back that is exempt.  This might allow TB to safely protect a Killorn or something, whereas before they were going to have to make a tougher decision.

I’m really not sure what MTL’s logic is in the trade.

Posted by Primis on 06/15/17 at 02:38 PM ET

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 03:34 PM ET

Posted by Primis on 06/15/17 at 03:38 PM ET

Thanks to both!

Montreal looks like they have room to add a forward to be protected?

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/17 at 02:42 PM ET

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Trades are hard.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 06/15/17 at 02:47 PM ET

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Trades are hard.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 06/15/17 at 03:47 PM ET

What do you mean? Seems like both teams had what each other desired and made a deal based on that.

Posted by dreamsofhope from Colorado on 06/15/17 at 02:52 PM ET

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aaaaaaaaand here we go - it’s a post about Ken Holland and the Wings all of a sudden (again) !

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/17 at 02:56 PM ET

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aaaaaaaaand here we go - it’s a post about Ken Holland and the Wings all of a sudden (again) !

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/15/17 at 03:56 PM ET

lol, I clicked this thread thinking the same thing (“I wonder if the anti-Holland circlejerk has started yet”)

Posted by RyanVM on 06/15/17 at 03:13 PM ET

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Yzerman wanted a defenseman, Wings could have offered Hickets. End of story.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 03:14 PM ET

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Wings could have offered Hickets. End of story.

Do you think Hickets and Sergachev are of equal value? Truly asking, as I don’t know much about Sergachev beyond size, stats, and draft order. But based on those three factors alone, I don’t necessarily see any defensemen in the Wings system that they could have offered to successfully swing a deal. Not with the same size and upside. Again, I could be totally wrong on Sergachev though, as my sample size isn’t much.

Unless, I’m misreading, I hear what you are saying Paul as: “We don’t know the Wings didn’t offer something.” IF that is what you’re saying, I agree in full. And whether they did or not I can’t find any offer that might be accepted in the sizable D for scoring F mold. Which is why I believe that comparing this to the Wings lack of trade for Drouin is apples to oranges.

Posted by dreamsofhope from Colorado on 06/15/17 at 03:25 PM ET

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dreams… The Wings don’t have a defenseman with the talent level of Sergachev in the system right now.

Maybe in a few years, but not right now.

Yzerman wanted a player he did not have to protect so he got what he wanted.

Regarding the “trades are hard”, it is almost a tradition here when any team makes a trade besides Detroit.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 03:29 PM ET

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TB needed to get rid of someone anyways, due to cap constraints, and the idea for the last few months has been that Drouin would be the one to go.

Drouin will be an RFA next summer and will be due for a nice raise in pay.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/15/17 at 03:32 PM ET

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Regarding Drouin’s contract, Ken Campbell of THN just tweeted....

Allan Walsh and Bergevin are working on a deal for Drouin.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 03:35 PM ET

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Thanks Paul for the criterion for the #2 and #6

I imagine Tampa would like it if Sergachev (#9 overall pick) were ready
for those 40+ games, as they do have a hole in the top-four D.

It seems like a job could be there for the taking.

Sergachev only turns 19 in ten days.

So, either it’s Tampa or Windsor.

Unless he’s so set on graduating from juniors that he would
refuse to go back to the OHL if he didn’t make Tampa out of camp.
No knowledge of that - just wondering.

Otherwise, it seems like a good get for Yzerman, with some protection built
in if the kid isn’t quite ready.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 03:39 PM ET

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Galchenyuk also being actively shopped, according to Ken Campbell. 

I find it interesting that they aren’t ready to pay Gal, but traded for Drouin. 

Here’s a very good write up of what a team might expect to pay Gal: https://www.habseyesontheprize.com/analysis/2017/6/2/15726316/alex-galchenyuk-contract-extension-cost-rfa-comparables-marc-bergevin-tarasenko-forsberg-kadri

Posted by TreKronor on 06/15/17 at 03:41 PM ET

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big surprise

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 06/15/17 at 03:45 PM ET

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Can’t wait to see which older, slower, worse forward Bergevin flips Drown for.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/15/17 at 03:45 PM ET

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Not to pick a scab, but maybe if the Wings had kept Chychrun they could have done this deal. And I’m not even saying that would be the right move - to add another smaller finesse forward in a trade.

But it was widely reported Yzerman was looking for a right D in particular.

It’s just true in general: whether it’s a #1 pick, loads of cap space to take a bad contract, a young established player at a position of great strength, or a blue-chip prospect, you’ve have desirable assets to give in order to get.

 

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 03:48 PM ET

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if the Wings had kept Chychrun they could have done this deal

Well they never had him to keep.

But if they do trade him, for druoin, everyone would be ticked. Myself included.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/15/17 at 04:07 PM ET

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So really, why does MTL make this trade?  I realize that’s keeping *dangerously* on-topic with the post, but…

Everyone’s focus seems to be on TB (who I think just fleeced MTL).  Why does MTL do this?

Posted by Primis on 06/15/17 at 04:12 PM ET

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Yeah, the #16 pick that became Chychrun.

Who knows what Kenny would have done with that pick if Chayka hadn’t called.

But yeah, that’s what I meant by: not saying it’s even the right move:

If the Wings had drafted Chychrun they have to keep the up
and coming young defenseman instead of dealing for someone like
Drouin.

And unlike Sergachev, Chychrun is a lefty, which is what I meant to imply
by saying “Yzerman was looking for a right D in particular”. Poorly worded.

It is true that what Kenny did do the with #16 pick did deprive the Wings of the kind of asset that could help fetch an impact player. The two players he did draft are too far off and/or uncertain to likely be worth more than waiting and hoping.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 04:15 PM ET

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P- maybe 2 things…

Radulov wants a lot more money than Montreal is offering, and Drouin is from the area?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 04:17 PM ET

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But why is MTL’s plan to let Galchenyuk walk (or trade his rights away, really) while trading for Drouin?  The two really aren’t all that different, as 2nd/3rd line Centers.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/15/17 at 04:21 PM ET

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@Primis

Montreal has to go for it now.

Webber isn’t getting younger…nor is Markov; the situation with Price is unclear
and re-signing him could mean big changes in reaction to an expected big raise.

I assume the Francophone angle matters much less than it once did,
but perhaps bringing Drouin “home” will prove popular.

(Then again, I agree Tampa made a shrewd move, and Montreal fans are certainly more than knowledgeable enough to evaluate this deal on the merits.)

Tampa looks like they are trying to set up to contend
for a while, but have a window that’s open a while longer.

I wouldn’t rule out Tampa trying to further bolster their defense with a player
a bit more established than Sergachev but this was a really nice move dealing from strength and improving both their cap and expansion situations.

Galychenyuk is another very interesting moving part.
They just can’t seem to decide if he is a forward or a winger.
Maybe after acquiring Drouin, Montreal will look to sign or add a purer center
and trade Galychenyuk.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 04:26 PM ET

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P- maybe 2 things…

Radulov wants a lot more money than Montreal is offering, and Drouin is from the area?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 05:17 PM ET

Is MTL still really that brain-dead that they would do this Because Quebec?  I genuinely thought they were finally past that phase…

And as for Radulov…. moving guys out to make room for Radulov is insanity.

Posted by Primis on 06/15/17 at 04:27 PM ET

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Montreal has to go for it now.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 05:26 PM ET

I won’t lie, I guess in all of this I see “MTL has to go for it now because Subban made the Cup Finals in NAS”.

Posted by Primis on 06/15/17 at 04:32 PM ET

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Who knows how long Bergevin has as GM there now.

I guess he saw a chance to acquire a potential impact scoring
and playmaking forward to give his offense a shot in the arm
(a genuine need) in exchange for a defenseman who might not
crack Montreal’s lineup this coming season or make an impact in time.

I agree it’s insane to plan around a player like Radulov who wants to be
paid longer-term, but I guess if a teams likes how he fits and is going for
it now, they find a way to bring him back.

Maybe they sign a guy like Hanzal if they can fit him in and move Galchenyuk.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/15/17 at 04:39 PM ET

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Habs sign Drouin, 6 yrs, $33M.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/15/17 at 04:55 PM ET

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Radulov wants a lot more money than Montreal is offering, and Drouin is from the area?

Maybe an insurance policy if they don’t resign Radulov? confused

Posted by bigfrog on 06/15/17 at 07:25 PM ET

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