Rather than bring back several of their pricey vets in free agency for a run at the Cup, the Canadiens chose to invest more into their young core, with P.K. Subban's eight-year extension leading the charge.
Thanks to the arrival of Brendan Gallagher, the Habs managed to become a much more productive offensive club last season en route to earning the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Can Gallagher and company maintain the big leap forward?