The Montreal Canadiens desperately need to score more goals. For that to happen, they have to find a top-6 forward. GM Marc Bergevin thought he could solve this problem last year when he sent two second-round draft picks to the Chicago Blackhawks in order to acquire Andrew Shaw.
However, according according to Christopher Nardella, from All Habs, Shaw has become a problem for the Habs, and Montreal GM Marc Bergevin MUST trade him if he wants to improve his team:
Shaw is known for being a gritty player with a lot of experience and leadership. This would be appealing to many teams, but there is one thing preventing Bergevin to move him: his five-year, $3.9 million contract. This makes him Montreal's fourth-highest paid forward.
In light of his performances last season, it is fair to wonder if he really deserves that kind of money. Shaw recorded 12 goals and 17 assists for 29 points in 68 games with the Canadiens last season. He was not able to score in five playoff games.