8:03 PM EDT, Mon June 26, 2017
Canadiens submit qualifying offer to Alex Galchenyuk

Canadiens submit qualifying offer to Alex Galchenyuk

The Canadiens submitted qualifying offers Monday to four players — including Alex Galchenyuk — who could become restricted free agents on July 1. The other players to receive offers were forwards Jacob De La Rose and Max Friberg, along with […]
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Montreal could purge a few restricted free agents

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 need to qualify by the deadline if they intend to keep them in the organization: Connor Crisp, Jacob de la Rose, Max Friberg, Alex Galchenyuk, Joel Hanley, Ryan Johnston, Charlie Lindgren, Keegan Lowe, Mark...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 25, 2017
Grading the Montreal Canadiens’ 2017 NHL Expansion & Entry Drafts

Grading the Montreal Canadiens’ 2017 NHL Expansion & Entry Drafts

How did the Habs make out during the busiest draft week in years? It was a double dose of drafting this week in the NHL, with the Expansion Draft going first, on Wednesday night. Immediately following that there was a major flurry of trade action as teams sought assets recently gleaned by the Vegas Golden Knights. Finally, Friday and Saturday saw the NHL converge on Chicago for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Despite a shaky start to the off-season with rumours of an Alex Galchenyuk trade, Marc Bergevin and his team had an outstanding week overall. They made it out of the expansion draft...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 24, 2017
Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is a fan of Alex Galchenyuk's talent level

Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is a fan of Alex Galchenyuk's talent level

In today’s links, recapping a busy day in the NHL, Claude Julien talks about the upcoming season, and introducing the newest member of the Canadiens. Montreal Canadiens news and notes: Claude Julien spoke publically for the first time since the Jonathan Drouin trade. [RDS|Montreal Canadiens] "We're happy to have him...I like the fact that he's capable of playing multiple positions." - Julien on @jodrouin27 #GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 23, 2017 Julien considers Alex Galchenyuk a part of his plans and a part of his team, and views the trade talks as standard...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 23, 2017
Alex Galchenyuk rumour roundup: Half the league is reportedly interested

Alex Galchenyuk rumour roundup: Half the league is reportedly interested

There’s been a lot of speculation about the young forward We know the Canadiens are listening to offers on Alex Galchenyuk, and lately it’s been hard to keep track of what was said. Let’s take a look at all the speculation surrounding the skilled forward. Keep in mind that trades rarely leak from the Habs’ side of the coin, which indicates that the vast majority of the rumours are probably coming from the potential trade partner. On Alex Galchenyuk future in MTL, my take as follows: MTL is most certainly "listening" on trade talk (where have we heard that before, PK).— Bob...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 22, 2017
Report: Alex Radulov seeking $7M per season

Report: Alex Radulov seeking $7M per season

The talented winger won’t come cheap During Marc Bergevin’s press conference today he was quoted as saying “we have limits” regarding the contract negotiations with Alex Radulov. Pierre LeBrun is now reporting that those limits may be pushed, as the skilled winger is seeking a $7M contract. Hearing that Radulov's latest contract ask was six years at $7 M per season. No way Habs do that...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 22, 2017 As it stands, the Canadiens have $21M in projected cap space, with 17 roster players signed. They still need to sign RFA Alex Galchenyuk, albeit...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 22, 2017
Thursday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk negotiating a new contract

Thursday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk negotiating a new contract

Here are your daily links, including contract negotiations with Alex Galchenyuk, and the Golden Knights’ expansion draft selection Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Despite recent trade rumours, the Canadiens are reportedly working on a contract extension with RFA Alex Galchenyuk: Can confirm #Habs and Galchenyuk are working at getting a contract done. "We are having discussions", confirms agent P. Brisson.— L.A. Lariviere (@L_A_theRiver) June 21, 2017 A toque donning the famed “CH” makes an appearance in a new Heritage Minutes clip. [YouTube] InGoal Magazine has named their...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 20, 2017
Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk trade talk persists

Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alex Galchenyuk trade talk persists

Here are your daily links including Galchenyuk rumors continue, McCarron’s off-season routine, and Johnston the smarty-pants Montreal News and Notes The Islanders have been talking to the Canadiens regarding Galchenyuk. [Newsday] GMs who are interested in Alex Galchenyuk have said that Marc Bergevin is looking for multiple assets in trade discussions. [Fan Rag] Dreger says GMs that have called on Galchenyuk say Bergevin wants multiple pieces.— Platinum Seat Ghosts (@3rdPeriodSuits) June 19, 2017 Martin Lemay believes the Vegas Knights will select Tomas Plekanec [TSN690] With two...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 19, 2017
Monday Habs Headlines: Canadiens could lose Charles Hudon in the expansion draft

Monday Habs Headlines: Canadiens could lose Charles Hudon in the expansion draft

Here are your daily links including Galchenyuk on the protected list, Drouin’s offensive promise, and Plekanec available for Vegas Montreal News and Notes It’s official that Charles Hudon didn’t make the protected list, which means there’s a real possibility that the Canadiens may lose him in the expansion draft. [TSN] The NHL protected lists were released on Sunday afternoon causing some upset for fans whose player didn’t make the cut. [CBC] Alex Galchenyuk may still be in Habs colours due to all deals being put on hold until Thursday, but where he lands is still a hot topic....
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 18, 2017
NHL Salary Cap set to rise to $75 million in 2017-18

NHL Salary Cap set to rise to $75 million in 2017-18

Marc Bergevin will have a little more cap space to play with next year. Despite rumours that the salary cap would not increase next season, news has broken that it will indeed see an increase, rising $2M, from $73M to $75M. The cap floor will be $55.4M. NHL teams have been told that the salary cap in 2017-18 will be $75 M.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 18, 2017 As it stands, the Canadiens currently have committed $56M in salary for the 2017-18 season. The new salary cap leaves them with $19M to sign the remaining roster players, including RFA Alex Galchenyuk, UFA Andrei...
Eyes On Isles Jun 17, 2017

New York Islanders Play for Alex Galchenyuk Would Be Wise

We’re coming down to the wire of the NHL Expansion mandated trade freeze and the New York Islanders have yet to make a move. What about a late play for Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk? According to some NHL insiders Montréal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk is being shopped. There’s no word that the New York Islanders […] New York Islanders Play for Alex Galchenyuk Would Be Wise - Eyes On Isles - Eyes On Isles - A New York Islanders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 17, 2017
There are few defencemen available on the market who match Alex Galchenyuk’s value

There are few defencemen available on the market who match Alex Galchenyuk’s value

Trade winds are blowing, but swapping Galchenyuk for defence could prove costly. After acquiring Jonathan Drouin in return for defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev on Thursday, few believed Marc Bergevin was finished. While the Montreal Canadiens inked Drouin to a long-term extension, rumours heated up around the end of Alex Galchenyuk’s tenure in Montreal. Just opinion on my part, but if anything, I think this Drouin trade could make it more likely that Alex Galchenyuk will be traded.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 15, 2017 While the talk of the summer to this point has been...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 16, 2017
Would reuniting Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon be worth the price?

Would reuniting Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon be worth the price?

Comparing Alex Galchenyuk and Nathan MacKinnon’s careers thus far, and a possible proposal The first big trade of the NHL offseason went down Wednesday afternoon when the Montreal Canadiens parted ways with top prospect Mikhail Sergachev for high-skill winger Jonathan Drouin. Now that Drouin is a Canadien, is it possible he can be reunited with his former Halifax Mooseheads centreman Nathan MacKinnon? Galchenyuk on the way out? Instant analysis from hockey insiders such as Ray Ferraro, Bob McKenzie and Pierre McGuire suggested that Habs are likely to trade Alex Galchenyuk now...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 16, 2017
Friday Habs Headlines: Bienvenue, Jonathan Drouin!

Friday Habs Headlines: Bienvenue, Jonathan Drouin!

In today’s links, analysis of the Drouin trade, what it means for the Habs’ roster, and where Alex Galchenyuk fits now. Montreal Canadiens news and notes ICYMI: the Montreal Canadiens traded defence prospect Mikhail Sergachev to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Jonathan Drouin. [EOTP] Drouin will bring immediate high-end talent to the roster. [EOTP | Sportsnet] Drouin spoke of his dream of donning the Canadiens sweater at a press conference, where Marc Bergevin fielded questions regarding the futures of Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander Radulov. [EOTP] Jonathan Drouin is ready for the...
Edmonton Sun Jun 16, 2017
Could Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens swing a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-for-Alex Galchenyuk deal?

Could Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens swing a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-for-Alex Galchenyuk deal?

With Jonathan Drouin off to the Montreal Canadiens in the blockbuster National Hockey League trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Habs now have a glut of wingers — unless they think Alex Galchenyuk is a centre or Drouin can play there.

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