Washington-based reporter for Moscow based newspaper Sport-Express, Slava Malamud has covered Alexander Semin since he came to the NHL 12 year. He has not been impressed, and is even less so with the love affair the Advanced Statistics crowd has with Semin.
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There is a little ‘riverboat gambler’ in Marc Bergevin after all. Friday he announced the signing of controversial right winger Alexander Semin to a one year 1.1 million dollar contract. Semin had an awful season last year in Carolina producing only 6 goals and 13 assists in 57 games. Despite the fact that he had
Agent Pat Brisson says negotiations between his client Alex Galchenyuk and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin are on hold. Galchenyuk is a restricted free agent who is reportedly looking for a long term contract.
Max Pacioretty scored 37 goals last season for the Canadiens. By one calculation, it is the equivalant of a 58 goal season were he fortunate enough to play in the more prolific NHL of thirty years ago.
The Canadiens have ten defencemen on their off-season roster with seven available spots to fill. Among those who would be unlikely to clear waivers if the Canadiens wish to send them to the minors is Nathan Beaulieu, Greg Pateryn or Jarred Tinordi
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that defenseman Jarred Tinordi has agreed to terms on a one-year, two way contract (2015-16). Tinordi, 23, played 13 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15.
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that forward Michael Bournival has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract.
Bournival, 23, played 29 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15, recording five points..
The Canadiens announced on Monday the signing of free agent defenseman Ryan Johnston to a two-year, two-way contract (2015-16 to 2016-17). Johnston took part in the team’s development camp last week on a tryout basis.
The Canadiens and Alex Galchenyuk are taking their time negotiating a contract. Galchenyuk is a restricted free agent without arbitration rights which means the Canadiens are in the financial driver’s seat – for now. The options are a two year ‘bridge’ contract or a long term arrangement.
The Canadiens announced Friday that forward Max Pacioretty suffered a knee injury. His recovery is expected to be 12 weeks.
Pacioretty, 26, suffered his injury while working out off-ice in Florida, Thursday, July 9, 2015.