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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Following the signing of Joel Armia, the Habs announced that they have inked Artturi Lehkonen to a two-year contract ($2.4M AAV). Just like with his fellow countryman, Armia, the Canadiens avoided going to arbitration with the young Finn whose date was set for August 3rd. Lehkonen just finished his third season with the Habs; having […]

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Arbitration Avoided; Habs Sign Armia For Two Years

Arbitration Avoided; Habs Sign Armia For Two Years

The Canadiens announced earlier this afternoon the signing of Joel Armia to a two-year contract, where he would earn $2.6M AAV. Last week, Joel Armia had filed for arbitration and it was reported that his date was scheduled for July 20th. Clearly, the two parties came to an agreement and can now focus on the […]

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What to do with the “Finnish Line”

What to do with the “Finnish Line”

As we speak, the Montreal Canadiens are in the midst of building their roster for the 2019-2020 NHL season. With just under $7.5 Million in cap space remaining according to CapFriendly, the question looms over what to do with RFA’s Joel Armia and Arturri Lehkonen, who both filed for arbitration on Friday. The Canadiens have […]

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Canadiens Sign Ben Chiarot for 3 Years

Canadiens Sign Ben Chiarot for 3 Years

Earlier today, the Canadiens announced that they signed left-handed defenseman Ben Chiarot to a 3-year, $10.5M contract.‬ He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Chiarot played in the AHL for the 2009-10 season and signed his entry-level contract with the Thrashers in 2011. Fast-forward to […]

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Canadiens Sign Phil Varone To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract

Canadiens Sign Phil Varone To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract

On July 3rd, the Canadiens signed forward Phil Varone to a one-year, two-way contract ($700,000 NHL and $450,000 AHL). Varone was drafted in the fifth round by the San Jose Sharks in 2009. The forward played in the OHL in 2010-11 and was not signed by the Sharks following that season. As a free agent, […]

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An Apology to Marc Bergevin

An Apology to Marc Bergevin

Hello Marc, It has been a long time since I wrote to you; and it was not a message of good intent. In late June of 2016, I lambasted you and your staff for moves that were then, and can still be viewed now as poor examples of asset management. This previous letter was formed […]

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Canadiens Ship Deslauriers to Anaheim

Canadiens Ship Deslauriers to Anaheim

Another one. The Montreal Canadiens have dealt Nicolas Deslauriers to the Anaheim Ducks for a 4th round pick in 2020. This ups their draft pick count for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal to 12 picks; 8 of which are in the first 4 rounds. With this move and the trade of Andrew Shaw […]

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Habs Deal Andrew Shaw Back to Chicago

Habs Deal Andrew Shaw Back to Chicago

The Montreal Canadiens have made a bit of a splash on the eve of Free Agency to free up cap space. With time ticking down, Marc Bergevin made the decision to trade fan favourite and agitator, Andrew Shaw, with a 7th round pick in 2020 to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2nd round pick and […]

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Draft Recap: Habs Stock Up On Defense

Draft Recap: Habs Stock Up On Defense

This year’s NHL draft has come and gone in a blink of an eye. Scouts and their organizations prepare for so long for a two-day event, hoping to walk away with the future of their teams in their quest for the ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens came into Vancouver with a goal to […]

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Canadiens Re-Up Charles Hudon For One Year

Early this morning, the Canadiens announced that they signed Charles Hudon to a one-year, one-way contract ($800,000). Just like his fellow teammates Armia and Lehkonen, he avoided going to arbitration. His date set for August 2nd. This will be Hudon’s fourth season with the Montreal Canadiens having played his first professional season during the 2014-15 […]

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