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TIME TO STOP OBSESSING AND MOVE ON FROM THE SUBBAN/WEBER TRADE

Aug 12th, 2016 | By
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It’s been well over a month since “The Trade”.  More than enough time to climb down off whichever side of the high horse you happened to be on when it all went down on June 29th. From the outset I’ve been mixed about the trade. My main misgiving is the 4 ½ year age differential

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VADIM SHIPACHYOV, THE CANADIENS AND THE KHL’S IRON CURTAIN

Jul 6th, 2016 | By
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UPDATE – Vadim Shipachyov reported to SKA St. Petersburg training camp Monday July 11th.  It seems likely that he will be remaining with the team until at least December at which point he will be able to negotiate an exit from the KHL under the league’s current rules. During his July first news conference Canadiens

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WEBER, RADULOV & SHAW ARE NOT THE FINAL PIECES IN THE CANADIENS OFF-SEASON ORGANIZATIONAL PUZZLE

Jul 4th, 2016 | By
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Never make a jujdgement on a work that is clearly still in progress and Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has a long off-season road yet to travel before he writes finis to his summer’s work.   To date he has added three important pieces in Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and Alexander Radulov plus the under-the

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DON’T COMPARE ALEXANDER RADULOV TO ALEXANDER SEMIN –

Jul 1st, 2016 | By
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Trust Marc Bergevin to go a place nobody expected him to visit. There was a vague rumour in April that the Canadiens were interested in signing KHL right wing Alexander Radulov but it quickly died away, seemingly lost in the fog that constantly hangs over the Kontinental Hockey League. Out of that fog the Canadiens

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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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