The Canadiens extend qualifying offers to four players

Today was the deadline to qualify players, and the Habs left several without offers With today’s 5 PM deadline to extend qualifying offers to their restricted free agents, the Montreal Canadiens were busy. Earlier we took a look at some of the possible RFA purges in the organization, and now we know exactly who received an offer, and who will be playing for a new team next year...
Via Eyes On The Prize
1 hour ago

Canadiens’ Free Agent Targets

Expansion Draft: check. NHL Entry Draft: check. Next up on the offseason menu is the free agent frenzy. So who should Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin be looking at heading into July 1? Well, the simple answer is nobody. Montreal’s needs are painfully obvious, as they lack a true number one center and a top-four, left-shooting defenseman, and neither of those can be had in...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Report: Karl Alzner to meet with Montreal Canadiens

The free agent defenceman is in demand, and will meet with the Habs brass this week. The opening day of free agency is on Saturday, however teams can speak with potential free agents leading up to that point about everything except contract terms. The news broke early today that free agent defenceman Karl Alzner will meet this week with the Montreal Canadiens management. Obviously...
Via Eyes On The Prize
6 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens, Meet Jonathan Drouin

On June 15, 2017, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin shook the hockey world once again. He traded 2016 first-round pick and top prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional second-round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for young and talented French-Canadian Jonathan Drouin and a conditional sixth-round pick. Jonathan Drouin (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Last offseason...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

Montreal could purge a few restricted free agents

Today is the deadline to submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents. The deadline to submit a qualifying offer for restricted free agents is 5:00 PM EDT today. Doing so preserves the team’s rights with the player and gives them the first right of refusal in the very unlikely event of an offer sheet from another club. The Montreal Canadiens have a bevy of RFAs they would...
Via Eyes On The Prize
10 hours ago

Montreal Canadiens: Brief Draft Breakdown

With the NHL draft in Chicago this year, the Montreal Canadiens sought to build and rebuild the team with important draft picks. The organization has shown nothing but excitement for their new picks, selecting two centres, four defensemen and one goalie. Below is a peek into the draft picks Ryan Poehling, centre from St. Cloud State University drafted 25 overall. “He’s a player...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

T-Birds’ Jarret Tyszka taken in fifth round by Montreal Canadiens

Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Jarret Tyszka was selected in the fifth round, no. 149 overall of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. Tyszka was Montreal’s sixth pick of the draft and the fourth player from the Western Hockey League that the Canadiens selected after Moose Jaw’s Josh Brook (second round, no. 56 overall), Victoria’s Scott Walford (third round...
2 days ago

Canadiens Pick Poehling “Brings Speed and Smarts”

Ryan Poehling may or may not have been the best player available to the Montreal Canadiens at No. 25.  He was just maybe the best player available for the Habs, though. Weak Draft, Strong Selection Ryan Poehling – (Courtesy St. Cloud State) Considering the volatility of this year’s weak Entry Draft, it’s hard to assess just who were the big winners on Friday night. The...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Montreal Canadiens trade Nathan Beaulieu

With the NHL expansion of the Golden Knights coming soon, Nathan Beaulieu finds relief among the uncertainty. Beaulieu will now be a Sabre starting in the 2017-2018 season. The 2011 first-round draft pick was traded for a third-round pick by the Sabres. “It definitely took the stress level off me,” Beaulieu said during a conference call Sunday, a day after being traded. “Having...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild have reportedly received 'quality' trade offers for Jonas Brodin and Matt Dumba

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is less than a week away and already the league has seen a big trade in Jonathan Drouin as well as a ton of trade rumors surrounding just about every team. With teams expected to make their protected player lists public a few days before the draft, there’s bound to be plenty of action for fans to follow and digest.Now, on to the latest trade rumor!The...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens acquire Jonathan Drouin from Lightning

The NHL offseason was always going to be weird and this one looks like it’s off to a proper start.As the NHL expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights looms, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired left wing Jonathan Drouin and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2018 from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional 2018 second-round pick...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Montreal Canadiens’ Uncertainty with Alex Galchenyuk

The Habs have been struggling to build and rebuild their team for many years. But the most confusing dilemma the franchise has been dealing with is Alex Galchenyuk and his uncertainty. Galchenyuk was third overall in the 2012 draft by the Canadiens and generated excitement to the franchise. But he will be a restricted free agent this summer. This last season was not his best. Having...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott clarifies his negative comments about PK Subban

With the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final, their roster of players have become a focal point. And during a recent “ESPN E:60” feature, defenseman P.K. Subban was specifically profiled.The segment touched on everything from Subban’s split with the Montreal Canadiens to his experience as a black player in hockey.It also included its fair share of criticism — specifically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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