How the Montreal Canadiens Should Fix Every Hole on the Roster

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How the Montreal Canadiens Should Fix Every Hole on the Roster
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Montreal Canadiens Lars Eller (left) and Michael Ryder.

While the Montreal Canadiens displayed impressive depth over the course of an incredibly successful regular season, there are nonetheless some holes that will need to be filled by the time 2013-14 rolls around.

Of course, unrestricted free agent Michael Ryder won’t be back, leaving one roster spot open, potentially one as high as on the second line. Also, defenseman Alexei Emelin isn’t projected to be back until two months into next season, leaving a gaping vacancy on the blue line.

However, there are other, less obvious needs that free agency or the upcoming NHL entry draft won’t necessarily cure. Here are the top five:

 

All salaries taken from CapGeek.com.

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