Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
FWIW, I’ve heard of a few teams calling Montreal on Galchenyuk… not convinced he’s available, but Habs listening on different guys…
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 29, 2016
I don't think the Habs are done trading. Have more confidence in Bergevin too after tonight, indirectly hearing his thoughts on the season.
— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) February 28, 2016
#canadiens keeps 30% of Dale Weise salary in the trade.
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) February 27, 2016
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.
I can confirm that the #Habs are listening to offers (not shopping, but LISTENING) on Pacioretty & everyone except Subban & Price.
— Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) February 25, 2016
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.
The Habs have been shopping UFA forwards Dale Weise and Thomas Fleischmann along with defenceman Tom Gilbert.
“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).
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.
There was a rumour this week that Plekanec asked for a trade. Plekanec laughed when @GagnonFrancois and I asked him saying he did not.
— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) February 6, 2016
— HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) February 2, 2016
If this season is going to go up in smoke, as it appears it might based on the last couple of games they played or didn’t play against the Columbus Blue Jackets, then put yourself in that position for a draft pick. I know the fan base isn’t going to want to hear that, but Bergevin has already declared he’s not firing his coach. If he can’t find a suitable trade, or he doesn’t want to give up the assets just for the sake of making a trade, maybe the silver lining is you continue to drop and all of the sudden you slide into a top 10 spot or higher at the draft.”
Trade Talk: Habs moving for Drouin?
BREAKING NEWS Strong source confirms Habs making a huge push today putting a more significant package on table to acquire Drouin.
— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) January 18, 2016