The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin had a pretty exciting offseason with some trades and free agent signings.
Like almost every summer, Bergevin added a shocker amongst his offseason moves.
Bergevin shipped center Max Domi off to the Columbus Blue Jackets for power forward Josh Anderson.
The signs were right in front of us when Domi was pretty much locked into a fourth line role during the bubble playoffs but it still came as a surprise.
It seems it wasn't one particular incident or locker room beef that got Domi moved, it's that he simply lost his job.
Head coach Claude Julien commented on the situation recently and was pretty straight forward saying Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki have become the team's top centers.
"You talk about (Nick) Suzuki, (Jesperi) Kotkaniemi, two young centers that the organization really wants them to succeed. When we started training camp, obviously Max wasn't there for the first week, so we put our group together, we started, and all of a sudden we see both those guys, especially Kotkaniemi, really doing well."
Do you think Suzuki and Kotkaniemi have become better players than Domi?
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