The Montreal Canadiens have a lot of holes. They aren’t in a spot to trade futures for immediate help but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t consider trying to acquire players that will be good now and later.
The number one thing that needs to be addressed is the lack of mobility on the blueline. Jeff Petry has struggled mightily and is the only high-end puck mover they have on the roster. It might be tough to find an elite player transporter of the puck but there is an opportunity to buy low or get a player before they break out.
Montreal has tempted to get more offensive minded blueliners, but Sami Niku is an AHL caliber player and Chris Wideman seems more like a stopgap.
Who can make Montreal better both now and in the future?