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A Four-Year Contract Extension For Jeff Petry In Montreal

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with defenseman Jeff Petry (until the end of the 2024-25 season). The deal has an average annual value of $6.25 million.

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Joel Edmundson Signs A Four Year Deal With The Montreal Canadiens

added 6:39pm, Montreal release is below.

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Monteal Acquires Jake Allen

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Jake Allen and a seventh-round pick in 2022 from the St. Louis Blues, in return for a third-round pick in 2020 (previously acquired from Washington) and a seventh-round pick in 2020 (previously acquired from Chicago).

Allen, 30, played 24 games with the Blues in 2019-20 and posted a 12-6-3 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and .927 save percentage, while also earning two shutouts. The Fredericton, NB native also made five playoff appearances with St. Louis in 2020. Allen maintained a 2-1-1 record with a 1.89 GAA and a .935 save percentage.

Allen played 289 NHL career games, all with St. Louis. Drafted in 2008 by the Blues (2nd round, 34th overall), the 6'2", 203 lbs netminder has a 148-94-26 record since making his NHL debut. In career, Allen maintained a 2.50 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

The draft picks traded to the Blues had previously been acquired in the transaction sending Ilya Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals (2020 3rd round pick - WSH) and in the one sending Andrew Shaw to the Chicago Blackhawks (2020 7th round pick - CHI).


added 12:16pm, St. Louis release is below.

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Claude Julien At 100%

from Emily Sadler of Sportsnet,

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien announced Wednesday that he’s feeling great after his health scare earlier this month and will “absolutely” be back behind the bench next season.

Julien left the Toronto bubble earlier this month following a brief hospitalization for chest pains. He returned home to Montreal, with associate coach Kirk Muller taking over head coaching duties in his place.

He told reporters that he feels “100 per cent” and that he would’ve been back with the team this summer, had Montreal managed to push their first-round series against the Philadelphia beyond Game 6.

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The Battle Between Montreal And Philadelphia Continues

from the CP at Global News,

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin says he’s “extremely disappointed” with comments made by Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault about a play involving Montreal winger Brendan Gallagher before it was revealed he had a broken jaw.

Bergevin says Gallagher will miss “an extended period of time and will be eating his meals out of a straw,” after he was cross-checked by Flyers defenceman Matt Niskanen in Montreal’s win in Game 5 of their playoff series Wednesday.

After the Habs confirmed Gallagher suffered a broken jaw Thursday and will be out for the rest of the series, the NHL suspended Niskanen for one game. That means the defenceman will miss Game 6 tonight in Toronto.

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Video- Carter Hart’s Game Looks Very Similar To Carey Price’s Style

Cassie Campbell-Pascall of Sportsnet did a great job showing us how much Carter Hart has molded his game after Carey Price, his childhood idol.

Plus another reason why watching the Sportsnet intermission breaks is a must watch whenever possible.

Watch the video below.

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Under Pressure To Complete The Season

from Damien Cox at the Toronto Star,

Max Domi has it right. For all hockey players, executives and fans.

Let’s just wait and see.

Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes, is going to pause for a week or so before deciding whether he wants to be part of the NHL’s ambitious restart effort. This is smart. It may not be the back-to-business message the NHL wants to see going out to the hockey public at a time when 24 of the league’s 31 teams are revving up operations south of the border, where there is no national plan to combat the coronavirus epidemic....

There has been a little too much celebration, and self-congratulation, for the plan that the NHL and its players association have cooked up. Nothing wrong with trying, mind you. But when you have a business plan in the middle of a deadly pandemic that is driven by pressing financial imperatives rather than medical priorities, you’re going to have a business plan with holes.

If money didn’t matter, and television contracts didn’t matter, there would be no reason to even attempt to complete the 2019-20 playoffs. But those things do matter, particularly the TV commitments.

Moreover — and this probably hasn’t been discussed enough — the NHL as a business is under severe duress. Consider that a year from now NHL teams will still likely not be able to fill their arenas with customers, and you start to understand that a flat salary cap may turn out to be the least of the money concerns for some teams.

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Video- The Richard Riot 65 Years Ago Today

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Video- The Montreal Canadiens Honor Henri Richard

Seven minutes to watch.

 

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Montreal Trades Nate Thompson To Philadelphia

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