State of the Habs 2017/18?
In a bit of a state.
Swapping Radulov for Drouin isn't a bad move (although it cost us Sergachev) and Drouin still has room to grow further. GallyA staying with the club is also a win - perhaps we can employ a personal sports psychologist to work with him though? I still think we're light by one genuine top 6 forward.
However, if we accept the limits on our offensive prowess, we're still 2 defenders short of the sort of top 4 we'd need to genuinely contend with it. Alzner in isolation isn't a low quality player at all, but we don't need a poor man's Shea Weber as well as the real Shea Weber in the same top 4.
I still think this team, if healthy, will be in the playoffs. Unless Drouin and Gally A grow into 70 point+ quality players this season, I won't hold my breath for much in the way of post-season progress.