It’s been firmly established the Montreal Canadiens should be sellers before this 2021-22 season’s trade deadline. However, it takes two to tango. Who will be the buyers? There are a lot of factors to consider, including cap space, current NHL standings and, of course, the needs of teams potentially looking to go on a long
One of the greatest Montreal Canadiens success stories to come out of the NHL Entry Draft is Brendan Gallagher, who has flourished under current-general manager Marc Bergevin. As a fifth-round pick (No. 147 overall) in 2010, Gallagher has developed into a legitimate top-line winger, who can be counted on for around 30 goals per season.
It’s not just one thing, but one key thing the Montreal Canadiens have going for them this 2021-22 season is a decent pay structure. Sure, there are asterisks: It meant losing Jesperi Kotkaniemi after general manager Marc Bergevin (perhaps wisely) opted not to match the $6.1 million offer sheet he signed, not to mention Shea
Jesperi Kotkaniemi was tendered a $6.1 million offer sheet by the Carolina Hurricanes, and seven days later, almost to the final minute of the deadline, the Montreal Canadiens declined match it. Kotkaniemi, who signed the offer sheet, did nothing wrong in doing so; with Montreal offering a bridge deal at two years $2.5 million per