6:28 AM EDT, Wed June 28, 2017
Habs Eyes On The Prize 16 hours ago
Marc Bergevin has no choice but to sign Andrei Markov

Marc Bergevin has no choice but to sign Andrei Markov

The Habs defender wants a small raise, and the risk is worth it It’s been a tumultuous off-season for the Montreal Canadiens defensive unit, with the expansion draft and a blockbuster trade claiming several Habs defenders. Mikhail Sergachev was shipped out for Jonathan Drouin, Alexei Emelin became a Vegas Golden Knight, and Nathan Beaulieu was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Left standing from the Canadiens defence last year are Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, Jordie Benn, and Brandon Davidson. Andrei Markov is an unrestricted free agent, and reports indicate that Markov wants a two-year deal,...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 22 hours ago
Marc Bergevin is clarifying his approach to the defence of the Montreal Canadiens

Marc Bergevin is clarifying his approach to the defence of the Montreal Canadiens

The former NHL defender likes rearguards in his mould: big, steady, and unremarkable. Like a lot of narratives surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, this one starts with last year’s P.K. Subban-Shea Weber blockbuster. General Manager Marc Bergevin signalled a focus on reliability in the defensive zone over anything else a rearguard might offer. His moves so far this off-season have only reinforced this ideology: shipping out the puck-moving-if-defensively-spotty Nathan Beaulieu for a third-rounder; leaving Nikita Nesterov to walk as an unrestricted free agent; allowing hard-hitting,...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 22, 2017
Instant Analysis: David Schlemko is a smart addition to the roster

Instant Analysis: David Schlemko is a smart addition to the roster

The underrated defender provides a shot in the arm to a thin defensive core. Marc Bergevin has made it known that he’s in the market for help on the defensive side of the puck. While he’s looking for someone to play alongside Shea Weber, his acquisition of David Schlemko is one to be commended. He’s on a very affordable deal at 2.1 million dollars per year, and with three years left can provide some stability for the Habs on the back end. Also given the likely role he’ll be playing his lower cap hit makes him a far better option than the departed Alexei Emelin, and that’s not...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 22, 2017
Life After Alexei Emelin: Marc Bergevin’s shopping list

Life After Alexei Emelin: Marc Bergevin’s shopping list

The Habs need to make the most of the newly acquired salary cap space. The expansion draft has come and gone, and with it long time Habs defender Alexei Emelin has become a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. With his departure the defence could definitely use some reinforcements. As it stands, the Canadiens have Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, Jordie Benn, Jakub Jerabek, Brandon Davidson and Zach Redmond under contract. Andrei Markov is likely to return once more with a new contract in hand, and if the playoffs are an indicator, he’ll resume his role as the driving force on a pairing with Shea...
Pred Lines Jun 20, 2017

Nashville Predators: Grading Ryan Ellis’ Breakout Season

The Nashville Predators had a ton of factors play into their Stanley Cup run, but none reached the impact of what Ryan Ellis brought. When the Nashville Predators decided to trade away Shea Weber to the Montreal Canadiens, very few guessed that Ryan Ellis would be the one to fill his shoes. This isn’t to […] Nashville Predators: Grading Ryan Ellis’ Breakout Season - Predlines - Predlines - A Nashville Predators Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 12, 2017
Monday Habs Headlines: Carey Price’s camp has submitted its initial contract demands

Monday Habs Headlines: Carey Price’s camp has submitted its initial contract demands

Here are your daily links including news on Price’s extension, Benn’s plays with his new toy, and the meshing of the worlds of hockey and Formula 1. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes As of July 1, Carey Price will be able to sign a contract extension and it just may make him the highest paid goaltender in the NHL. [Journal de Montreal | Google Translate] Jordie Benn shares his excitement over his new baby...his ‘56 Chevrolet Bel Air baby, that is. [NHL] Options for the Shea Weber defensive pairing for next season. [The Hockey Writers] Victor Mete was among the Formula 1 crowd in...
The Hockey Writers May 28, 2017

Subban’s Success Meaningless for Canadiens

The majority of Montreal Canadiens fans have been leery/violently outraged since general manager Marc Bergevin traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber last June. Subban is now going to be playing in his first Stanley Cup Final in his first season with a team other than the Canadiens. This is seen by many as hockey’s biggest […]

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