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.