Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
Here’s some good promising news for Habs fans. No it’s not some big signing or wild trade rumour. According to a report on Sprotsnet.ca, the independant scouting service “The Red Line Report”, rated the Habs #2, behind only Chicago as having done the best at the ’06 draft.
Ladies and Gents, the dust has settled for the Habs this off-season. With the exception of Ryder who will be signed within the next 2 weeks, one way or another, the roster is set. Assuming that Gainey does not pull off a trade involving Abby anytime soon, which could involve multiple players, these are the Montreal Canadiens we will see opening night.
rumorsnhl.blogspot.com reports that Gainey is still looking to improve his team. The Montreal GM apparently just offerred Souray-Ryder-Propect-1st Round Pick to Sasn Jose in exchange for Marleau-McLaren. Washinton, who is still under the minimum cap, are apparently also looking to acquire Radek Bonk.
OK well lets start…Gainey made a great move by signing Samsonov…we all know that. We also know that he didnt adress the issues that needed to be adressed (big Center, stay at home d man).
Thus far, Bob Gainey has pulled off much of what I have been waiting for during the 06 off season. In order to capitalize on the offseason and produce an extremely strong team for the 06-07 season, Gainey needs a large centerman. Many habs fans had hoped for the Shannahan deal to go through, myself included, but when he acquired Samsonov he gained the teams offensive strength although we still lack size.
I for one have critized montreal canadiens gm Bob gainey on sleeping during the first couple of days of this month. But gainey has offerd many players contract but got the bad end of the stick. Gainey was not able to sign players because player prefer not to play in montreal. They are many pros and cons playing with this organisation. But unfortuantly there are more cons playing for the habs these day.
According to tsn.ca
The Montreal Canadiens have secured almost all of their restricted free agents for the 2006-07 season, agreeing to terms with forward Alexander Perezhogin on a one-year contract.
Montreal is believed to be interested in signing Yanic Perrault or Martin Rucinsky if trading for RFAs who are having a difficult time resigning with their clubs are not an option for the habs
There is one way to measure the impact thus far Bob has had on the Habs. It should be obvious that under his watch the team has significantly improved. Bob took over the team in may 2003, and has only had 2 working seasons with which to place his mark. One only has to look at what he inherited compared to what he has today.
Sources say on the Team 990 Sports Rage, Gabriel Morency more specifically, that Souray wants out of Montreal. Also Gainey has agreed to grant this request from the D-man. One particular reason for this request is obviously for Souray getting closer to his daughter who lives in L.A. with his ex-wife. Detroit for now would be a most logical destination maybe in a package deal with Abby. Never say Never with Gainey!
Bob Gainey was busy today as he made 4 moves which I believe will improve the club substantially. TSN.ca reports that Gainey has signed UFA Sergei Samsonov, re-signed RFA David Abeisher, Picked up Mike Johnson from Phoenix and dealt Zednik to Washington.
Canadiens GM Bob Gainey hasn’t given up on upgrading his team through free agency. Gainey confirming to CJAD’s Abe Hefter that although the Habs lost out on the Brendan Shanahan sweepstakes, he believes there’s talent remaining out there that could help the Canadiens, up front. Gainey, at the Martin Lapointe Arena to watch the prospects take to the ice, says it became pretty clear that unrestricted free agent economics would prevent the Canadiens from signing more than one player. And with plenty of wiggle room left within the salary cap, there’s money to spend — for the right player, added the GM.
According to RDS.ca (http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/208305.html) this afternoon, Gainey is not done shopping in the free agency. Gainey told the press he was still looking for an offensive player.