Montreal Canadiens Links
- Coach Michel Therrien is relieved that the Habs finally put an end to the guessing game by inking Subban to a long term contract.
- Eric Engels gives us his take on the Subban/Montreal Canadiens relationship now that the contract is signed. Was it tarnished in any way?
- Why did the Habs drag the Subban negotiations out for so long? Couldn't they have just signed him to an 8-year, $72 million contract in early June? Here's what Kevin Allen from USA Today had to say on the subject.
- With the contract signed, sealed, and delivered and all of the fear and ominous talk subsiding. Was the bridge contract given to Subban two years ago a good thing in hindsight? Some seem to think so.
- We have seen it before, a superstar athlete signs a big contract and then disappears on the field, court, or ice. Will PK Subban be that guy? NO!! Here is why!
- RDS is reporting that the Habs and D Francis Bouillon are working on a one-year deal to return to Montreal for 14-15. Do the Habs need Bouillon?
Around the NHL
- Check out today's NHL 30-in-30 team: Washington Capitals. With reigning Maurice Richard Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin cemented firmly as their top player and new coach and defensive expert Barry Trotz coming in to establish a new defense first system. Will there be some fireworks in the locker room? That's the biggest question I see that faces the Capitals this season. To be successful, Barry Trotz and Alex Ovechkin need to be getting along, unlike Dale Hunter. With Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen coming in to help on the backend, will the Capitals be a playoff team this year?
- The Tampa Bay Lightning have a lot of speculators thinking that they could dethrone the Bruins in the Atlantic Division and thwart the Canadiens attempt in doing the same thing. Take a look at what coach Jon Cooper had to say about all of the hype.
- Juniors are coming to Montreal soon! Take a look at the 41-man roster that will be competing for Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships. With some uncertainty as to who might go professional and who will be coming back to juniors, what will the final roster look like?
- In case you missed it, Vezina Trophy-nominated goaltender Ben Bishop was extended by the Tampa Bay Lightning for another two years on top of the one he still has on his contract. The deal will pay him $11.9M ($5.95 cap hit) over the next two years.