Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens

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).

Will Carey Price be out of the World Cup of Hockey

There are already Montreal media members that have written off Carey Price for the World Cup of Hockey, the theory being that he should just focus on his health for the Montreal Canadiens ahead of next season, but Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong still plans to name the injured goaltender as part of the first 16 players announced on March 2. Now, no question Armstrong will confer with Habs GM Marc Bergevin, who happens to be part of the Team Canada management staff, as well as Price himself, before naming him.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/14747400/prices-rental-players-trade-deadline

Did Plekanec ask for a trade?