CANADIENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Canadiens’ Current Salary Cap Situation

Going into the 2016-17 season, the Montreal Canadiens are in relatively good shape salary cap wise. They have around $855,000 in projected cap space with all of their restricted free agents taken care of. It’s also unlikely that general manager Marc Bergevin brings in another free agent unless it is another depth signing, as displayed by the recent pickup of forward Bobby Farnham...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

Monday Habs Headlines: Andrei Markov looks forward to playing with Shea Weber

The General isn’t looking back, nor ahead, and simply wants to get back on the ice. Follow the adventures of Lord Stanley’s Cup, and more. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Andrei Markov spoke with Dave Stubbs about the offseason, the World Cup, Shea Weber, an upcoming milestone and also Montreal roads. [NHL] Take a peek at the photo gallery from the 2016 Montreal Canadiens...
Via Eyes On The Prize
6 hours ago

Trading Norris Trophy-winning defencemen never ends well for the Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens should exercise caution when trading away league-recognized defencemen. The Montreal Canadiens have a curious tendency to trade away Norris Trophy-calibre defencemen. Six members of the Canadiens have won the Norris, and between them, they have won the trophy 12 times. But only a single one of them ended up playing his entire career in Montreal: Jacques Laperrière...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Past history and why the Bobby Farnham signing could be a disaster in the AHL

The recent signing of gritty forward Bobby Farnham raises several red flags, especially in the AHL. The recent signing of Bobby Farnham to a one-year deal was a bit confusing, to put it lightly. The Montreal Canadiens are loaded up on bottom-six forwards, well over the point of excess. In the AHL, the St. John's IceCaps are getting a fresh infusion of prospects from the CHL and free...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 day ago

Canadiens Fans Should Be Satisfied with Weber over Hall

Ex-Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban – (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) Many have asked the question, but we may never find out the exact answer: Why not a Taylor Hall for P.K. Subban trade between the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers? Logically speaking, it just wouldn’t have worked out for the Habs. That Fateful Day The above question has consistently come...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Carey Price is 100 percent healthy, injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says goalie coach

It’s been almost exactly eight months since Carey Price last stepped on the ice for an NHL game, but the Montreal Canadiens will absolutely be ready for action come the World Cup of Hockey, according to Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. Waite told RDS.ca that he has spent three days practicing with Price, and that the 28-year-old netminder wasn’t showing any signs of injury....
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

Assets the Montreal Canadiens Should Make Available

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) All signs point to the Montreal Canadiens being done making major moves this offseason, but they shouldn’t be. Granted, they’ve made enough big deals to last a decade… speaking in general manager Marc Bergevin time anyway. However, there are plenty of holes that still need to be filled. Many...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Blackhawks president calls Andrew Shaw a “wonderful young man” and a “classic overachiever”

The trade which sent Andrew Shaw from Chicago to Montreal caught many by surprise, particularly because it sounded like Shaw and the Blackhawks were closing in on a new contract prior to the trade. It was also surprising because the Blackhawks have made it clear that Shaw was a favorite and recently club president John McDonough commented on just how much Shaw meant to the organization...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Canadiens dump analytics guy after his objection to P.K. Subban trade

In an offseason of crazy moves all around the NHL, few moves baffled just about anyone associated with the sport more than the trade the Montreal Canadiens made to send P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. Subban, who had spent his entire career in Montreal and is one of the most popular players in recent history within the organization, was shocked at the trade...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer

The Montreal Canadiens are continuing to make changes both on and off the ice. Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports the team has let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer. The Canadiens hired Pfeffer at the beginning of the season as a consultant. Was just informed by a source that the Montreal Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer. — Eric Engels (@EricEngels...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The true loss of the P.K. Subban trade for the Canadiens

What are we going to tell the children? The thousands that flock to the Bell Centre in 76 Subban sweaters? The millions who cheer from afar, glued to their couches, the ones that can’t afford the $200 seats of the NHL’s most venerable franchise? The countless not yet helped by P.K. Subban’s $10 million pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital? Subban, 27, is a hell...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens went overboard with Andrew Shaw's contract

Marc Bergevin wanted to add more grit and toughness to the Montreal Canadiens and did so by acquiring Andrew Shaw on draft day in a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks for two second-round picks. While it was a steep price for Montreal to pay, Shaw is a valuable third-liner who is a tough customer and can put the puck on net on occasion. His value boomed because of his Stanley Cup...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Eller craves stability after trade to Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) When Lars Eller was playing for the Montreal Canadiens, he was a man without a position whose name was constantly bandied about in trade talks. He wasn't comfortable. Following a trade to the Washington Capitals, Eller knows he'll start next season as the third-line center behind All-Stars Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeni Kuznetsov. And he's joining a team that...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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