Are the Habs looking at Evander Kane?

The Montreal Canadiens want to score more goals, and while one of their lines continues to click on all cylinders, the rest of the team has been lacking.

The Habs rank 21st in the NHL with 2.43 goals-per-game, despite sitting third in the entire league in goals-against.

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has been searching for outside assistance since he became the 17th General Manager in franchise history on May 2, 2012, but he has come up empty.

The Habs signed free agent Daniel Briere this summer, but he missed 10 games due to a concussion and has only picked up two goals and three assists for five points in 11 games.

Outside of the team’s top line of Alex Galchenyuk, Lars Eller and Brendan Gallagher, only one other forward on the team has more than nine points — center Tomas Plekanec, 15 points — and just two other players on the team have five goals (Rene Bourque, Michael Bournival).

Bergevin has poked the tires on a few players, but the asking price seems to be too high for his liking.

The Canadiens have inquired about Winnipeg Jets sniper Evander Kane, dating back to last season, but a team has yet to be consummated.

13 Responses to Are the Habs looking at Evander Kane?

  1. lafleur10 says:

    evander kane would be an awesome addition to our team hope bergevin can do it

    • mapleleafsfan says:

      Not really sure what the habs could offer, that they would be willing to give up though. I imagine something for Galchenyuk would be a non-starter. Something around Gallagher or Patches maybe?

      • lafleur10 says:

        the rumoured offer for kane is pacioretty ,gallagher is as untouchable as galcheyuk is,we do have other stuff to that we could trade to the jest to make it happen

        • mapleleafsfan says:

          Just curious what you would offer on top of patches. Also, Gallagher is a great player, but you really think he is as untouchable as Galchenyuk? Galchenyuk has elite talent, that kid is going to be a beast. Gallagher is really solid, but won’t be elite – and isn’t on the same level as kane.

          • lafleur10 says:

            i know that about galchenyuk gallagher does alot of things that most of the forwards won’t he’ll go into the dirty areas the traffic areas ,he’ll drive the net he’s a very very good player he’s doing what eric cole does and he’s smaller so on our team he’s an untouchable for now bergevin would trade him i think but it would have to be for something he just couldn’t resist he’s part of our key group going forward as we become contenders galchenyuk i agree could be an elite talent he certainly going that direction as for what i’d give with paciorety probably not much maybe a guy like hudon or a pick not much more however i think cheveldayoff in winnipeg is much like mactavish in edm and will get fleeced in a deal i think it possibly could be one for one

            • mapleleafsfan says:

              I agree with most of your post. Definitely wouldn’t want to trade Gallagher unless it was a deal you couldn’t say no too. I hate him naturally, but would love him on the Leafs.

              As for Chevy, he’s done nothing to prove he’s a good GM, but also hasn’t made any bad trades either. Patches is very good (and had a great night tonight), but he couldn’t land Kane. Patches has better career numbers, but Kane’s almost 3 years younger, and brings more to the table.

              Would you do Patches + Beaulieau (dunno how to spell it), or Tinordi? Or is that too much?

              • lafleur10 says:

                i think that tinordi or beaulieu would be too much if we had to give them a dman i would think maybe diaz however like i said i think that chevy will be taken advantage of so it’s not impossible for it to be a one for one deal but you could be right that we’d have to include something kane is a stud player and on our team with galchentyuk as his center man those guys would be exciting together ….lol i think bergevin wants this kane ,as he was part of the blackhawks team that drafted p.kane lol he was their chief scout at that time …and we’d never get p.kane so he’ll take e.kane hahaha

              • lafleur10 says:

                gallagher is one of those type players like you said that teams hate but you’d love him on your team i forgot to mention that in my last post.

  2. leafmeister says:

    Is Kane purely a winger? Cause if he can play C then Toronto should take a shot.

  3. doorman says:

    I agree, solid solid wing with star potential, however we have enough of that. Add that to the supposed attitude problems that have shown up and like was stated above for what it would cost no thanks.

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