NHL: Jets, Habs Among Teams Not Opening Facilities Monday

With the NHL giving teams permission to return to facilities for voluntary small group training sessions as of Monday, we’re seeing how various clubs are handling the arrival of Phase 2. From what we know, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers should be good to go Monday. There’s always a chance they can’t meetContinue reading “NHL: Jets, Habs Among Teams Not Opening Facilities Monday”

Deconstructing the Briere Trade Rumours

The trade rumours circling Daniel Briere have been gathering steam again as of late, especially considering his recent benching on the Montreal Canadiens. Head coach Michel Therrien did not explain the reasons for benching the forward, but one has to imagine that Briere isn’t all that happy being in the doghouse. The 36-year-old clearly wantsContinue reading “Deconstructing the Briere Trade Rumours”

Halak Signs With Blues

Jaroslav Halak, the former Montreal Canadiens goalie, has signed a 4-year deal with the St. Louis Blues. The deal is worth $15 million. Halak was acquired by the Blues last month in exchange for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz after the Habs decided not to go with the goalie who got them into Cup contention.Continue reading “Halak Signs With Blues”

Habs Trade Halak

The Montreal Canadiens have traded goalie Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for centre Lars Eller and Canadian junior right-winger Ian Schultz. The move certainly settles the goaltending question in Montreal, as it’s clear that Pierre Gauthier has elected to stand by Carey Price. But it also seems somewhat strange, especially consideringContinue reading “Habs Trade Halak”

Habs Buy Out Laraque

Much to nobody’s surprise, the Montreal Canadiens and enforcer Georges Laraque have parted ways. The Habs have bought out the remaining year on Laraque’s contract, ending a relationship that has often been difficult for both the player and the hockey club. Laraque had a year to go on his $4.5 million three-year deal. The buyoutContinue reading “Habs Buy Out Laraque”