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POULIOT, PYATT & PICARD RELEASED BY CANADIENS

Jun 27th, 2011 | By

The Canadiens have parted  company with forwards Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt and defenceman Alexandre Picard.  By not tendering qualifying contract offers by 5.00 this afternoon, the trio automatically became unrestricted free agents effective Friday. Picard was a free agent signing last summer who never caught on with the Canadiens.  He was a healthy scratch thirty-one times.  Pyatt was one

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LOOKING AHEAD-The Canadiens Roster Long-Term

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Did you know the Canadiens have seven players with no-trade clauses in their contracts including Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik, both of whom will be unrestricted free agents at the end of this season? The trade restrictions on the two defensemen ends on February first, 2011, meaning the Canadiens can make a deal for them at the trade deadline if they wish. At the end of the coming season, Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier will have to deal with five unrestricted and eight restricted free agents. He will have just over twenty-five million dollars to sign thirteen players with defensemen Markov and Josh Gorges the top priorities.
And indication of the hockey world in the salary cap era, the Canadiens presently are committed to only four contracts two years from now, Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta and Plekanec. And they are committed to only one contract, Plekanec, in the 2014-2015 season.



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