Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- Bob McKenzie seems to think Andrei Markov is heading towards free agency.
I'm hearing UFA D Andrei Markov's "ask" of MTL is two years with AAV of $6M. At that price, MTL likely to let him go to market. We'll see.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2017
- Dennis Bernstein doesn’t think the market for Radulov is very big, despite earlier reports that a third the league touched base with the impending free agent. [TSN690]
- Meanwhile, Markov is keeping busy with his friend Sergei Berezin.
- The Habs and Carey Price have had positive discussions so far, but they’re not close to concrete terms. [TSN]
- Former Hab Gordie Dwyer will be the new head coach of Dinamo Minsk [KHL]
- Joe Thornton to Montreal is probably a pipe dream. [TSN690]
- Hockey is a family affair for Habs prospect Ryan Poehling [Gazette]
Around the league and elsewhere
- Our Bond [Michael Farber]
- KHL Star Evgeny Dadonov will re-join the Panthers, agreeing to terms on a three-year deal worth $4M per season. [McKenzie]
- Now that the Bruins have bought out Jimmy Hayes, the Bruins have absolutely nothing left to show for the Tyler Seguin trade. [Sportsnet]
- Joe Thornton and Brett Burns are part of ESPN’s Body Issue, and it’s glorious. [ESPN]
- Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Niklas Hjalmarsson should form a formidable pair. [FFH]
- How good is Conor Timmins? The Avalanche may have a steal on their hands. [MHH]
- Peter Chiarelli is begging for an offer sheet.
Chiarelli on offfer sheet: "we have tons of cap space and will match any offer sheet. I have said that before."— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2017