By Maxmillian C. Burgos | Contributing Writer
Nine-year veteran defenseman Karl Alzner goes to the Montreal Canadiens with a five-year, $23 million deal.
The 28 year-old defenseman played last year with the Washington Capitals, who made it to the second round of the playoffs, ultimately losing the series to the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games.
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Alzner averaged just under twenty minutes on the ice each game. He finished the season with a +/- of 23, 13 points, 3 goals of his own, and 10 assists.
He was a consist part of the Capitals team, staying healthy and playing in all games of the season.
Alzner went from one contending team to another in this solid deal. On Saturday, July 1st, Alzner spoke to reporters about why he left the Canadiens.
His reasoning was simple and clear cut, he wants to win. He was really frustrated by the second round loss to the Penguins.
Losing five out of the last six years in the second round of the playoffs, two of which was to the Penguins, was enough for him to want to seek a new home.
Not getting past the second round of the playoffs has plagued Capitals fans and players alike. Alzner leaving because of it shows how much of a plague it truly is.
Alzner has played in all games in the last 4 seasons and has averaged 20 points and has maintained a decent +/-. Maybe he can win it all on the Canadiens. Only time will tell.
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