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Monday Habs Headlines: Trading Andrew Shaw opens up cap space for any of the top free agents on the market

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The Canadiens head into free agency with over a $12M salary cap space after trading Shaw, fellow Habs help out a former teammate, Tatar brings home a trophy, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Ahead of free agency, Marc Bergevin freed up even more salary cap space by retaining zero salary from the Andrew Shaw to Chicago Blackhawks trade. [NBC Sports]
  • John Lu has a theory on all of these picks by Bergevin. [Twitter]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined TSN690 to talk about the possibility that Matt Duchene could have a domino effect on the Habs free agency plan. [TSN690]
  • Brendan Gallagher pulled double-duty to help raise funds for the KGH Foundation — suiting up for the baseball game and as the HabsTV correspondent. [NHL]
  • Josh Gorges and his fellow Habs friends helped raise over $212,000 for JoeAnna’s House with the KGH Foundation
  • Tomas Tatar just can’t seem to stay off skates...ice or roller!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Thirty-seven-year-old, Mike Smith, is swapping places with Cam Talbot as he heads to the Edmonton Oilers and Talbot moves over to the Flames. [TSN]
  • The Oilers also have Corey Perry in their sights. [Sportsnet]
  • Four days after Roberto Luongo announced his retirement, the Panthers traded James Reimer to the Carolina Hurricanes for Scott Darling and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. [NHL]
  • Alex Galchenyuk feels that getting traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins is good timing and is looking forward to joining a winning culture. [NHL]
  • Phil Kessel says good-bye to Pittsburgh
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