Canadiens: Habs and Plekanec Mutually Part Ways

The Montreal Canadiens are parting ways with Tomas Plekanec. The two parties have mutually agreed to terminate his contract and put the veteran on unconditional waivers Friday. “With the progression of our players at centre, I owed Tomas an explanation,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said. “We met, and it was a mutual separation…Tomas willContinue reading “Canadiens: Habs and Plekanec Mutually Part Ways”

Montreal Canadiens Trade Tomas Plekanec to Toronto Maple Leafs

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenceman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and a second-round draft pick for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The deal positions the Canadiens to re-sign Plekanec after a brief stint in Toronto, as the 35-year-old’s desire was to stayContinue reading “Montreal Canadiens Trade Tomas Plekanec to Toronto Maple Leafs”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens put the wraps on the 2015-2016 season with a 38-38-6 record and set off to fix things. Naturally the injury to goalie Carey Price, which kept him out of all but a dozen games, hurt the Habs’ chances. But it also revealed significant weakness, as no team can rely on one playerContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens”

Plekanec Set to Discuss New Deal with Habs

Tomas Plekanec is off to a roaring start in Montreal and La Presse is reporting that Habs GM Bob Gainey may be set to start discussing a new contract. Plekanec becomes an unrestricted free agent in July and Gainey, who usually doesn’t talk contracts during the regular season, may be setting up to discuss aContinue reading “Plekanec Set to Discuss New Deal with Habs”