Montreal Canadiens: Max Pacioretty trade talk, Kotkaniemi buzz, and RFAs

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 25: Max Pacioretty
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MONTREAL, QC – FEBRUARY 24: Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The Montreal Canadiens had some big things take place this offseason and some more to come as we come together for our first Roundtable.

Hockey should be getting itself into gear in the next month. The Montreal Canadiens have been one of the more interesting teams to track as they appear to be in a transitional period focusing on youth and speed. Additionally, general manager Marc Bergevin is continuing to shape the core of the team to his vision which has changed from what he had when he first joined the organization.

However, there are still some questions that need to be answered. At the top of the list involves captain Max Pacioretty who looks to already have one step out of the door heading into the 2018-19 season. There’s also the play of the organization’s prospects, in particular, third-overall pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi who is continuously giving Habs fans more to look forward to. And it may not be to buzz-worthy, but Michael McCarron and Kerby Rychel are still without contracts.

How is it all going to play out? Well, the writers at A Winning Habit have a few ideas. This will be our first site-wide Roundtable that we hope to continue going for the remainder of the summer as well as during the regular season. You’ve probably read some of our work individually, but now you get a chance to see it come together as there are some varying opinions on some of the bigger things going on with the Montreal Canadiens.