Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens
Tsn.cs is reporting that MARKOV (is) SEEKING (a)THREE-YEAR, $18M DEAL FROM CANADIENS
Do you think that the Habs should trade his rights?
Whatever is out there, Andrei Markov is not close to sign a deal with the Canadiens. #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 7, 2014
Andrei Markov did not change his mind. He still wants to finish his career in MTL. Talks will resume in the next few days. #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 6, 2014
Pat Hickey thinks that it “It’s time for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to get a deal done with his most valuable defenceman.”
Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s number next season
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) March 28, 2014
According to Edmonton radio host and Oilers analyst Bob Stauffer, the Montreal Canadiens or Pittsburgh Penguins — two Eastern Conference clubs known to be looking for help up front — might be interested in Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky. The veteran winger has a chance to showcase his skills in Sochi, but only registered a single assist in 30 minutes of ice time through the Czech Republic’s first three games.
The Canadiens have reportedly turned down a trade that would have sent Colorado Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau to Montreal in exchange for winger Rene Bourque, according to Louis Jean of TVA Sports.
The Montreal Canadiens may be in the thick of the Atlantic Division playoff race but that might not mean they won’t look to move some players out before the deadline.
Randy Miller of NJ.com makes a case for the New Jersey Devils to acquire veteran winger Daniel Briere from the Montreal Canadiens, saying that Briere may not be happy with his playing situation in Montreal, could be a top-line centre with the Devils and would be closer to his sons who live in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Briere was the name mentioned in trade rumors with the Buffalo Sabres in the early evening. Rumors emanating from Toronto that involved Steve Ott.
Daniel Briere is a proud guy and obviously isn't happy with his situation. How long before both the player and team look for a better fit?
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 3, 2014
That’s what the Canadiens can look forward to in 2014.
But there won’t be any immediate changes and fans who are concerned that Max Pacioretty will be traded can rest assured that a team short on size and scoring punch isn’t about to trade one of the few players on the team who supplies both.
It seems inexplicable, but Slap Shots has heard continued chatter about the Canadiens’ willingness to trade Max Pacioretty, the 25-year-old winger who apparently isn’t Michel Therrien’s ideal.
It’s no secret the Montreal Canadiens want to get bigger and more offensive, but it’s taking GM Marc Bergevin a little longer than he’d like to acquire some outside help.
After an impressive 11-1-2 run, the Canadiens have lost three of their last four games and have only managed to score three times in this stretch.
Bergevin has been scouring the league looking for a scoring winger to add to his top-six — preferably the team’s top line — but has found it difficult trying to complete a move that also works within the team’s salary cap.