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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 Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

Canadiens Contractual Obligations: Joel Armia

From a “snake bit” youngster oozing maturity to a misfit skilled kid, it is an odd bunch due for renewal or release this summer in Montreal.  That being said, the oddest one in the bunch might just be one of the newer arrivals and he is certainly the most difficult one to nail down.   […]

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Habs Rapid Fire: The First 51

Habs Rapid Fire: The First 51

Ah, the bye week… a time for a little bit of reflection, a little bit more contemplation, perhaps bit of catching up on the neglected or postponed facets of one’s life and perhaps just a dash of “what the hell am I going to do with myself until February?!”   With the first 51 games […]

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Montreal is smart to take advantage of teams looking to free cap space

Montreal is smart to take advantage of teams looking to free cap space

The Montreal Canadiens have a busy summer ahead of them, loaded with cap space and looking to stockpile on young depth pieces and draft picks ahead of a “re-tooling period”. While it is difficult to rebuild with contracts carried by Carey Price and Shea Weber, it is possible to re-tool and send the franchise in […]

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Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

Habs Flex Their Cap; Acquire Mason and Parts From Jets

The Canadiens have dealt Simon Bourque, a minor league defenseman, to the Jets for Joel Armia, Steve Mason, a 7th round pick in 2019 and a 4th round pick in 2020. This already is a win and Marc Bergevin should be applauded for this move. The Canadiens had cap space as leverage in negotiations which […]

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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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