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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.



THE TRADE DEADLINE; MARIO SPEAKS…AND OTHER STUFF

Feb 13th, 2011 | By

Fifteen days to the trade deadline. Few NHL GM’s hold his cards closer to the vest than Pierre Gauthier. So, forget all of the stuff the rumour mills are grinding out. They know nothing. I’m not sure even his closest advisors have a clue what Gauthier has up-his-sleeve. Does he try to get more upfront size or try to shore up his defence. Outside of Gauthier’s office it’s all guesswork.



THE HABS WEEK – Nov. 28 to Dec. 4th

Dec 5th, 2010 | By

It turned out nicely after all, at least on the ice. The week’s schedule featured three games in less than four days (67 hours). It started with that home game against Edmonton Wednesday in which the Canadiens blew a 3-0 lead, losing 4-3 in overtime. The Canadiens came back the next night with a 5-1 win over the injury plagued and struggling Devils in New Jersey before returning home to grind out a 3-1 win over San Jose Saturday afternoon. In the end, the Canadiens took five of a possible six points



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.



CAREY PRICE SIGNS- TWO-YEARS AT 2.75 MILLION PER SEASON

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

It took almost all summer but Carey Price finally settled on a two year contract with the Canadiens today. Price will be paid 2.75 million dollars per season. The signing was announced only 48 hours after rumours were floated that the restricted free agent was prepared to withhold his training camp services if he did not receive a three million dollar contract.



THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE HALAK TRADE

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier explained during his telephone new conference why the Canadiens opted to go with a pair of young players in the Jaroslav Halak trade than try to land veterans. (Read more)



PIERRE GAUTHIER STATEMENT ON BOUCHER TO TAMPA

Jun 10th, 2010 | By

Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier, issued the following statement
“The Montreal Canadiens wish to thank Guy Boucher for his commitment to the organization. His dedication was a key factor to the success of the Hamilton Bulldogs during the 2009-10 season, and to the development of our prospects. We wish Guy the best of luck with the Lightning”, said general manager Pierre Gauthier.



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