The Montreal Canadiens’ first-round options were briefly looked at in an earlier article. Now, what will be explored is what general manager (GM) Marc Bergevin is facing with the three second-round picks for the 2020 NHL draft. Related: Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard – More Than Just a Game The second round can provide NHL teams with
The Montreal Canadiens have signed defender Jeff Petry to a four-year contract extension worth $25 million. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $6.25 million and runs through the 2024-25 season. The 32-year-old Petry has been one of the NHL’s best and most underrated defenders since joining the Canadiens. Though he was considered to
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that Montreal Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield might be headed overseas to play hockey. Meanwhile, in Detroit, Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard says he likely won’t be back with the team, but will he retire? The Vancouver Canucks deny any notion they’re trying to trade Brock Boeser, and
With one year left on his contract, Jordan Weal is the perfect depth-role player for the Montreal Canadiens heading into the 2020-2021 season, whenever that may be. After a prolific junior career with the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats and an equally strong tenure in the American Hockey League, Weal was selected by the L.A.
Given the recent developments of the Montréal Canadiens and the effort Marc Bergevin seems to finally be putting in to make the team more well-rounded, some of the criticism of the team needs to be reconsidered. Nevertheless, there are areas that still need to be addressed in order for the Habs to contend in 2020-21.
Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin has been busy already this offseason, acquiring a pair of Stanley Cup champions in goaltender Jake Allen and defenseman Joel Edmundson to shore up his team’s backend. Bergevin’s attention now turns to improving his forward group, more specifically trying to add a big scoring winger who can play in
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, TSN’s Frank Seravalli named 10 players most likely to be traded this offseason and there are some interesting names on the list. Teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars have some surprising names included, but the Vancouver Canucks saw two players make the top-ten list. In Montreal,
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has begun its training camps and hockey families across Canada begin development camps prior to their local tryouts at all levels — the traditional start of the hockey season is in full swing. Oddly, the NHL is about to begin the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and offseason moves
The Montreal Canadiens have signed newly-acquired defender Joel Edmundson to a four-year contract extension worth $14 million. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $3.5 million. The Canadiens recently traded a fifth-round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for the rights to Edmundson whose contract was set to expire. #Habs have signed D Joel Edmondson
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation that both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have kicked tires on a top-end defenseman. In Montreal, it appears the Canadiens have begun extension talks with a forward on team-friendly contract, and in Vegas, the Golden Knights need to get down to business, including looking at their
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Florida Panthers were interested in hiring a candidate to potentially become the NHL’s first female general manager, the Boston Bruins are rumored to be in for a major shake-up, the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin could be on the verge of something big the Montreal Canadiens made a trade,
In today’s Montreal Canadiens News and Rumors rundown, there’s news on American Hockey League (AHL) players loaned to European leagues, general manager Marc Bergevin making trades to add depth, what will Ryan Poehling do to take his next developmental steps and a plethora of trade rumours. European Loans Hayden Verbeek — who was signed as
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that Mikko Koivu and the Minnesota Wild have come to the end of their road together. In Montreal, speculation is the Canadiens might shop two forwards, potentially keeping the one most thought might be moved. The Edmonton Oilers have apparently switched their goaltending focus, the Colorado Avalanche
What does it take to be a good agitator in today’s NHL? Obviously, you must have the ability to get under the opponent’s skin, but you don’t want to be consistently putting your team at a disadvantage by taking silly penalties. You have to be able to annoy your opponent on the scoresheet as well
In today’s NHL rumors, one hockey scribe suggests five possible trade destinations for Canadiens forward Max Domi. In Toronto, another scribe walks through how the Maple Leafs might fit Alex Pietrangelo onto their roster. Tyler Toffoli is apparently ready to talk contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks and a forward out of Nashville has told
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Edmonton Oilers may be having an internal debate regarding Jesse Puljujarvi, while in Vancouver, could the Canucks actually choose Thatcher Demko over Jacob Markstrom? Might the Montreal Canadiens be looking at Taylor Hall and have the Maple Leafs spoken to Frederik Andersen about a trade? Oilers to Make Puljujarvi
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third and seventh-round pick in 2020. In addition to receiving Allen, the Canadiens are also receiving a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the Blues. The third-round pick that the Canadiens are sending to the
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation surrounding defenseman Zdeno Chara. Was Monday’s loss his last game in the NHL? Might it have been his last game for the Boston Bruins? Meanwhile, TSN’s Frank Servalli has added two key names to his recent Trade Bait Board, both of whom are from the Winnipeg Jets.