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By Brandon Murphy (@2Murphy8)
The Montreal Canadiens have been searching for a No. 1 center for a long time and still haven’t assessed that need. That being said, they did bring in Jonathan Drouin for some much-needed scoring but gave up a valuable future asset to acquire him. Here is my breakdown of the trade.
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BY BRANDON MURPHY
Brayden Schenn finally had the breakout season Flyers fans were waiting for last year, putting up career highs in goals, assists and (obviously) points. Schenn established himself as a key member of the Flyers core, but his 2016-2017 season wasn’t as good as his point totals made it appear to be.
By Brandon Murphy (@2murphy8)
Radko Gudas was acquired two seasons ago in a deal that sent Braydon Coburn to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Gudas is often criticized for playing physical and crossing the line at times but remains an effective second pair defenseman when he plays a hard, disciplined game.