Monday, February 27, 2017

Habs Gain the Elder Benn

2017 Season 2017 July 1st Status
To Montreal Pos Age GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Jordie Benn D 29 58 2 15 $1.1m 2 $1.1 m
To Dallas Pos Age GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Greg Pateryn D 26 24 1 6 $750k 1 $850k
2017 4th Round Draft Pick

It's somewhat surprising that this trade is hockey pool relevant, but it is.  The swap that sees Jordie Benn join the Montreal Canadiens is relevant and actually has some value to it as well.  The Habs acquire a fairly sturdy defender, who has posted some scoring numbers this year, adding some quality depth to their blueline.

Benn is well on his way to getting close to his career-high of 20 points, which he hit back in the 2014 season.  I wouldn't think that the Habs are looking to increase their offense with this deal, but he should be able to help move the puck, if the offense starts to find its legs and assists should come along with it.

Jeremy picked up Benn in the first Waiver Draft and has seen some production since he was activated, with 9 points in 34 games collected, so far this season.  Jeremy is 26 points back of the money, so if Benn can help generate a little more offense, then this could be a good move, but both Dallas and Montreal are just about even in goal scoring to date, 173 vs. 172, both in 62 GP, so there no expected gains to be made.

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