Montreal Canadiens

While half of the hockey world was asleep on Sunday night, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin finally pulled the trigger on a trade involving his team’s captain Max Pacioretty. The trade announcement was made at 1:00 a.m. sending the captain off to Las Vegas in exchange for forwards Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a 2nd-round
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In today’s rumor rundown, Tyler Seguin is losing faith in a deal getting done with the Dallas Stars, Max Pacioretty isn’t even getting offers to stay from the Montreal Canadiens, Jacob Trouba isn’t ruling out another extension with the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews isn’t concerned about what’s happening in Toronto with their pending contracts.
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The future is bright for 20-year-old Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete. It could just conceivably be postponed though, even if only for one season. Mete vs. the Canadiens In that way, Mete’s career trajectory might be a microcosm of the upcoming Canadiens 2018-19 season, which is looking more and more like one on which fans
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In today’s News & Notes, the New Jersey Devils have signed their 2018 first-round pick Ty Smith to a three-year entry-level contract, the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames made a trade and the New York Rangers have signed Dustin Tokarski to a one-year contract and the NHL Network has released their top-20 NHL winger list
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In today’s rumor rundown Max Pacioretty’s trade value is rumored to have dropped, a bridge deal with Darnell Nurse is imminent, the Hurricanes need to find offense and Minnesota and New Jersey are contemplating extensions for Eric Staal and Taylor Hall respectively. What Does Skinner Mean for Pacioretty? The trade value Carolina received for Jeff
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In a bid to improve the team’s transparency, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin recently answered fans’ questions. Consider it mission partially accomplished. To Bergevin’s credit, he was candid in some of his responses (i.e., with regard to how trades go down)… not so candid in some others (his most important lesson learned). Regardless, the
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When all is said and done, winger Joel Armia could end up being the Montreal Canadiens’ big July free-agent signee. That statement is more a testament to how underrated the move to trade for him (and Steve Mason’s contract) was by general manager Marc Bergevin than how the only legitimate NHLer the Habs have acquired
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At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, the Montreal Canadiens placed Victor Mete with Shea Weber on the top defensive pairing. Mete, a left-shot defenceman, was an ideal fit to play alongside Weber, a right-hand shot. Also, Mete’s speed and ability to move the puck suited Weber’s shutdown, defensive-minded game. The two had good chemistry.
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The pressure is on Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and his scouting staff. That’s because, with the No. 3 pick at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft (in Dallas on June 22-23), they have a chance to right the trajectory of a ship that’s been set off course. Bergevin can help the Habs replenish their
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Last Friday, the local Montreal press had a chance to interview the Habs’ potential first pick in the upcoming draft, forward Filip Zadina. The Czech teenager answered a few questions about his readiness for the NHL, his goals for the upcoming year and expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of playing for the Canadiens. If selected,
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin just can’t win. Now, that’s of course true literally speaking, with the Habs having just suffered through a season, during which they finished in 28th place. However, it’s more in reference to how, no matter what he does, a large portion of the team’s fan base will find something
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Despite rumours to the contrary, Tomas Plekanec has likely played his last game for the Montreal Canadiens. It’s painful to see his regular season games played total sitting at 998. A player of his calibre deserves to have played 1,000 NHL games. It’s a badge of honour that tells fans you survived training camps, played
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The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear,
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It’s possible the Montreal Canadiens retain the services of Max Pacioretty up to the point at which his contract expires next summer and beyond. Just unlikely. That’s due to numerous factors. For example, barring an inability to bounce back from an uncharacteristically unproductive 37-point season, his next contract will be more befitting of a perennial
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