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RED WINGS TARGETING WISNIEWSKI? –

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

Until July first, the Canadiens have exclusive bargaining rights to defenseman James Wisniewski.  After that, the gates open and, according to Fox Sports Detroit, the Red Wings will be jumping on the bidding bandwagon.   The Wings lost Brian Rafalski to retirement last month and Nicolas Lidstrom may go the same route.   Signing Wisniewski, who comes

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IMAGINING THE ANDREI MARKOV NEGOTIATION

May 7th, 2011 | By

We’re told Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier is going to sit down with super agent Don Meehan at the end of the month. The subject – Andrei Markov’s future with the Canadiens.
Here’s the way we imagine the conversation between Gauthier and Meehan might go.



FREE AGENT WISNIEWSKI HAS A VERY BIG UPSIDE

May 6th, 2011 | By

One thing of which we can be assured; there will be no home team discount when it comes to James Wisniewski’s contract negotiations. Last summer, when he couldn’t reach contract terms as a restricted free agent with Anaheim, he took the team to arbitration. Anaheim caved and Wisniewski got 3.25 million dollars (a 500-thousand dollar raise). Within days, the Ducks traded him to the Islanders. It’s obvious that Wisniewski has a clear vision of his value; or at least his agent has. If he held out and forced a three and a quarter million contract last year as a restricted free agent, what will be want this time round? Betting is, somewhere in the 4.5 million dollar neighborhood.



SOLVING THE CANADIENS DEFENCE PUZZLE

Apr 29th, 2011 | By

With only two players under contract, and as many as nine possiblities, Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier is going to have an interesting off-season configuring his defence for next season. Jaroslav Spacek and P.K. Subban are set for the coming season. Josh Gorges is a restricted free agent. Markov, Wisniewski, Hamrlik, Gill, Mara and Sopel are all unrestricted. Gauthier is going to have to decide who to let go and with whom to negotiate.



DESHARNAIS – KNEE INJURY? – PACIORETTY APOLOGIZES

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

RDS is reporting that David Desharnais suffered a knee injury during the overtime of last night’s game in Boston. The incident apparently occurred when he was simultaneously hit by Bruins defencemen Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk early in the second overtime period. At the time he was playing effectivelyin his twelfth shift as a leftwinger on the line with Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta



CANADIENS TARGET AT TRADE DEADLINE-Penalty Killing

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By

Pierre Gauthier was criticized for failing to make a trade deadline deal to bolster the Canadiens offense. Leading up to the deadline he had a more pressing problem. Because of injuries to his defense, the top penalty killing team in the NHL had slipped to tenth ranking in just nineteen games. Gauthier went to work and landed two veteran defensemen who were a very large presence in last night’s win in Atlanta.



WISNIEWSKI PRACTICES WITH CANADIENS IN CALGARY

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

James Wisniewski is very lucky. After spending yesterday in his Calgary hotel room, Wisniewski was on the McMahon Stadium ice this afternoon with his teammates, elevating hopes that he will be available for tomorrow’s Heritage Classic game against the Flames. Wisniewski was hit on the left cheekbone by a hard deflected shot by Edmonton’s Taylor Hall on Thursday.



THE WISNIEWSKI CONTRACT QUANDRY

Jan 30th, 2011 | By

The Montreal Canadiens have only two defensemen under contract for next season, Jaroslav Spacek and P.K. Subban. There are four unrestricted and three restricted free agents that general manager Pierre Gauthier will have to deal with before the first of July. One of the unrestricted free agents is newcomer James Wisniewski, who has become a fan favourite in the month he’s been with the team. Can the Canadiens sign him for next year or will the salary cap numbers game prevent it.



JAMES WISNIEWSKI-The Good and Sometimes Ugly

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

James Wisniewski came to the Canadiens riding a six game New York Islanders scoring streak. Since he arrived in he Montreal camp December 30th he’s played in six games, scoring 2 goals and five assists. Including his last two weeks with the Islanders, Wisniewski has 3 goals and 10 assists over his last twelve games.



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