These are interesting times in Montreal. The news that Brendan Gallagher has signed a massive, six year extension to his contract with the Canadiens signals a potential complete strategy turnaround on the part of general manager Marc Bergevin.
Gallagher is the first – and so far only – player of any note on the squad to move directly from his entry-level contract to such a long term commitment. The deal is believed to average out at around $3.75 million a season. The rationale for Gallagher accepting the deal is cut and dried, but what the move says about the Canadiens’ plans going forwards has got pundits scratching their heads. Does this signal a change of tack?
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … Oilers looking for something, anything to snap winless streak
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Mike Johnston of Sportsnet.ca writes … Panthers could look to trade veteran forwards
Kevin Allen of Usatoday.com writes … Logical NHL moves – and why they likely won’t happen
David Staples of The Edmonton Journal writes … It’s logical for Oilers to trade Nail Yakupov to Penguins, but it still won’t happen, says NHL insider
Hexy says no trades imminent. Translation: I can't even get a fifth-round pick for some of our underachieving veterans. #Flyers
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) November 28, 2014
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … there’s some intriguing discussion of a Brayden Schenn-for-Justin Schultz swap because Philly’s defence is slow and the Oilers need a No. 2 centre
Rumblings Oilers are close to pulling trigger on major deal gains more traction with report Justin Schultz will be scratched tonight.
— David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) November 27, 2014
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … If Todd McLellan gets fired in San Jose he could be out of work about as long as Bruce Boudreau was in Washington before the Anaheim Ducks hired him.
Further to @Aportzline tweet, was told this am CLB is not at all keen on trading Anisimov. Good player.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 26, 2014
What ever the parts might be. Edm and Ottawa could make a big deal. Even more if Oilers will part with Eberle. In a deal with Anderson.
— Shawn Simpson (@TSNSimmer) November 26, 2014
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) November 26, 2014
Kypreos "that back end in Philly is just not good enough & Hextall needs to address that. He can try to be patient & draft a few more kids"
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) November 27, 2014