Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens

Canadiens may need to think long term if they want to keep Radulov

The right-winger is currently on a one-year, $5.75-million contract and is looking to “hit a home run” in his impending free agency, said Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos during Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment on Saturday.

“Long term. That’s what Radulov wants,” said Kypreos. “This is his window of opportunity to get a long-term deal.”

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canadiens-may-need-think-long-term-want-keep-radulov/

Could the Habs go after Nugent-Hopkins?

The list of players who might be available is short, but would be longer if the Canadiens’ injury situation isn’t resolved by February. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins keeps surfacing in rumours, but his potential has to be weighed against a $6-million cap hit and the price the Canadiens would have to pay for him.

There are also fans who believe Arizona’s Martin Hanzal, 29, is the answer. Really? The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Czech has a reasonable cap hit ($3.5 million) but he hasn’t scored more than 16 goals in a season and has reached 4o points only twice.

http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/montreal-canadiens/canadiens-likely-to-stand-pat-and-weather-injury-storm

 

Could the Habs trade Pacioretty

Nick Kypreos pondered the possibility on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment Saturday night.

“There’s no indication that Pacioretty wants out of Montreal,” he said. “But it’s clear from a few other teams that they want to watch this situation closely.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canadiens-ever-consider-trading-max-pacioretty/

Radulov thinking long term in Montreal?

With off-season acquisition Alexander Radulov proving a fast fit with the Montreal Canadiens, his agent is reportedly prepared to consider a long-term extension with the club should general manager Marc Bergevin be interested.

“He likes Montreal and the fans have quickly adopted him. I don’t see why this relationship can’t continue,”

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/alexander-radulov-contract-million-montreal-canadiens-unrestricted-free-agent-stay-agent-maxim-moliver/

Could the Canucks move Burrows?

Burrows has eyes on playoffs, Cup contenders may have eyes on him

Burrows would command considerable interest from Stanley Cup contenders as a rental in return for a draft pick. He has a history of scoring big post-season goals and is fiercely loyal, competitive and combative.

It’s difficult to imagine contenders like the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens wouldn’t have trade-deadline interest in Burrows. He has scored 19 goals in 70 playoff games. He could be reunited with Alain Vigneault for another Cup quest and playing for his hometown Canadiens would certainly cap an amazing beating-the-odds career. Run all that by Burrows and he sees where you’re coming from.

http://vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/burrows-has-eyes-on-playoffs-cup-contenders-may-have-eyes-on-him

Few teams calling Montreal on Galchenyuk

Habs not done trading

Galchenyuk “Not Being Shopped” By Canadiens

Darren Dreger was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Thursday morning.

On if he’s hearing anything on the Alex Galchenyuk trade rumor front:

“Yeah, just rumor. And again, let’s be careful with how this information is dissected. Galchenyuk’s name is out there, but only in the sense of a wonder. Teams wondering if Bergevin would consider something like that. Because he’s still a project. He’s still a developing player. Is he a center? Is he a winger? What is he? I think that’s what Michel Therrien has tried to find out. Has he had enough opportunity in playing center ice for anyone to fully determine that? I think the answer is no.

http://www.todaysslapshot.com/from-the-ice/dreger-galchenyuk-not-being-shopped-by-canadiens/

Habs listening to offers on Pacioretty

Are the Hawks looking at Tomas Fleischmann?

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun speculated last week that Montreal could be looking to deal a handful of veteran players, including left wing Tomas Fleischmann.

Fleischmann isn’t the hottest name on the trade block, but he could be a fit in Chicago. The 31-year-old inked a one-year deal with the Canadiens in September and has put up decent numbers this season, scoring 19 points in 55 games. Plus, at $750,000, he’s cap friendly.

RUMOURS DU JOUR

The Habs have been shopping UFA forwards Dale Weise and Thomas Fleischmann along with defenceman Tom Gilbert.

McKenzie: Canadiens “Were In Hard On Jonathan Drouin”

“They were in hard on Jonathan Drouin… There hasn’t been a lot of results on that front, but I don’t think it’s been a lack of (activity).


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