"Welcome to Montreal, Max Domi. Here is your 2-year contract and now you can work towards that top six spot in the lineup."
On Saturday morning, less than 24 hours from being acquired, the 23-year old Domi signed a 2-year, $6.3 million deal, locking him into his new club and providing his new side some added flexibility on the salary cap end and all kinds of grit and ability on the ice.
If you missed the trade post from earlier this morning, Domi finished last season with 9 goals and 45 points in all 82 games for the Coyotes, good enough to be 127th among all forwards in scoring and well within the realm of being a key hockey pool contributor. It wasn't his career-best, but it was certainly a good season and now he gets to apply his trade in a major market, under the microscope.
The Canadiens were not a very good team for us hockey poolies in the 2018 and the move to bring on Domi for Alex Galchenyuk, really took away some offensive flair from this side and still leaves them short down the middle of the ice. The current projection of the team, especially the forwards, isn't a very big side, not that they necessarily have to be these days, but it just seems to lack size, both physically and in reputation.
|Jonathan Drouin||5.500||Shea Weber||7.857||Carey Price||10.500|
|Max Pacioretty||4.500||Jeff Petry||5.500||Antti Niemi||0.950|
|Andrew Shaw||3.900||Karl Alzner||4.625|
|Brendan Gallagher||3.750||David Schlemko||2.100|
|Max Domi||3.150||Jordie Benn||1.100|
|Paul Byron||1.167||Noah Juulsen||0.863|
|Nicolas Deslauriers||0.950||Victor Mete||0.748|
|Artturi Lehkonen||0.925||Mike Reilly||0.725|
With the addition of Domi to the projected lineup, I'm showing this current iteration of the team coming in at $62.3 million. There's still plenty of room to make some more moves and it is expected that they will. With a top three pick in this year's entry draft, they will also get to add a dynamic offensive forward, which could go a long ways to rounding out this side.