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WORST TRADE IN CANADIENS HISTORY? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
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In the heat of the moment there are some who are calling the Subban trade the “worst in Canadiens history”. What absolute myopic hogwash. Worse that Ryan McDonagh for Scott Gomez? Worse than Patrick Roy for a collection of Colorado role players? Worse than Chris Chelios for Denis Savard? No it wasn’t the worst in

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BLOCKBUSTER!!!! P.K. Subban Traded to Nashville for Shea Weber

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
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The Canadiens have traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in return for defenseman Shea Weber. The trade came two days before an 8 year no-trade clause in his Canadiens contract extension was due to kick in. In terms of annual salary cap space, the Canadiens will save 1.143 million dollars as they enter the

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BERGEVIN NOT A FAN OF FREE AGENT BIDDING WARS

Jun 28th, 2016 | By
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It’s safe to say that Marc Bergevin is not entusiastic about NHL unrestricted free agency. Since he became Canadiens general manager the best way to describe his participation has been “reluctant” and “cautious”. Hard to blame him. Some of the dumbest NHL contracts imaginable have been signed on July first. Friday will be Bergevin’s fifth kick

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CAP FRIENDLY 3.9 MILLION ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR ANDREW SHAW – Six Year Deal

Jun 27th, 2016 | By
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That didn’t take long. The Canadiens have signed newcomer Andrew Shaw to a six year contract at 3.9 million dollars a season. Shaw, who came to the team from Chicago for two second round draft choices on Friday, was a restricted free agent.  In return for a contract that will secure Shaw through to July

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IS THE ANDREW SHAW TRADE ALL THERE IS? – Canadiens Fans Starting to Worry

Jun 25th, 2016 | By
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A trade-off of Lars Eller for Andrew Shaw does absolutely nothing to fill the Canadiens glaring need of a top six right and left winger. I can believe that Shaw is an improvement on Eller for any number of intangible and perceptible reasons. But ultimately this was a swap of one bottom-six forward for another player who will fill a bottom six role. The other difference seems to be that this one is rumoured to think his services were worth an inconceivable five million a year to the Blackhawks. Good luck to Bergevin in that contract negotiation.



BERGEVIN RECEIVES NO SERIOUS OFFERS FOR SUBBAN – Impossible to Predict Canadiens First Round Draft Choice

Jun 23rd, 2016 | By
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So what did you expect?  Somehow Marc Bergevin was going to come out and announce a trade that involved P.K. Subban. Or maybe Bergevin was going to announce that there was absolutely no way, under any circumstance he was ever going to trade Subban.  Not going to happen.  You never completely close the door even

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MULLER RETURNS AND THE CANADIENS RUMOUR MILL GRINDS ON….AND ON……

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By
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We’re in hockey’s annual administrative dead-zone, the period of time between the end of the regular season and preparations for the entry draft followed closely by that week before July first when teams can talk to prospective unrestricted free agents. Anything you hear about the secretive Canadiens is strictly rumour and speculation  be yondthe announced

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MARTIN REWAY SIGNS WITH CANADIENS – REPUTATION PRECEDES HIM

May 18th, 2016 | By
Sep 15, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Martin Reway (89) during the warm-up session before the first period against Buffalo Sabres at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

It will now be up to Canadiens coaches to bring some emotional discipline to the hockey career of 21 year old Martin Reway. The Canadiens announced the signing of Reway to a three-year/two way entry level contract on Tuesday. If, or when he becomes a member of the Canadiens his annual salary cap hit including

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SWEDISH NEWSPAPER REPORT – Left Wing Artturi Lehkonen Signs Canadiens Entry Level Contract

May 7th, 2016 | By
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The Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that Swedish playoff hero Artturi Lehkonen has signed a two year entry level contract with the Canadiens. There has been no official announcement from either the Canadiens or the Frölunda Indians, his Swedish National League team.  When asked about it by Sweden’s Sports Express publication, Lehkonen would neither confirm or deny the

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CANADIENS MULTIPLE DRAFT DAY OPTIONS – A Matter of Opinion and Need

May 5th, 2016 | By
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Let’s start with this. Nobody, not even Canadiens Director of Amateur Scouting Trevor Timmins, knows who the Canadiens will select in the first round of next month’s NHL Entry Draft. Too many things can happen between Toronto’s first selection and Montreal’s assigned ninth draft position. Among the pitfalls, there are eight teams who will be

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