Report: Montreal Canadiens still showing interest in Marco Scandella
The defenceman has been linked to the Habs since the playoffs ended
The Montreal Canadiens are still looking with interest at Minnesota Wild defenceman Marco Scandella, according to a report.
On raconte que le Canadien cogne encore à la porte du Wild pour Marco Scandella. Le CH a 4 choix de 2e tour lors des 2 prochains repêchages.— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) June 23, 2017
Chaumont mentions that the Canadiens have four second-round picks over the next two drafts, but doesn’t indicate, one way or another, whether that would be what it takes in any trade.
Marc Bergevin has said that he is looking for defenceman and the Montreal native Scandella would be a defenceman. He is under contract for $4 million a season for three more years, which is rather high for a player who is coming off of a season with four goals and nine assists in 71 games this season.
His possession numbers are not much better. He is under 50% in all major categories including shot attempts (Corsi), shots on goal percentage, scoring chance percentage and goals for percentage. That means he is on the ice for more shots, goals and scoring chances in his own end than what his team gets.
There would likely be more affordable - both in assets and in cap space - than Scandella available in a trade.
As @Russostrib reported earlier, price for Scandella likely a first-round pick. MTL is at 25th— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) June 23, 2017