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A Bad Summer So Far

07/12/2017 at 2:18pm EDT

from Rory Boylen of Sportsnet,

The NHL off-season is far from over, although the summer sun pushes many of the league’s shot callers to the cottage or golf course so transactions tend to slow to a trickle. Most of the biggest free agents are off the board, too.

There are some noteworthy names still available to the highest bidder, but enough moves have been made to give us a sense of who the off-season winners and losers will be.

On Tuesday we looked at four teams that have improved the most this summer, so naturally we have to look at who has improved the least in our “losers” edition.

Montreal Canadiens

Every summer, GM Marc Bergevin seems determined to narrow the Canadiens’ championship window, which now seems to be all about Carey Price and how far he can carry a withering roster.

It should be noted the Habs did have some positivity, adding and signing 22-year-old Jonathan Drouin, locking up Price for eight years before his expiring deal became a concerning story line, and also re-signing Alex Galchenyuk amid a storm of trade rumours.

But overall, there was more bad here.

continue for more on the Canadiens plus Washington anc Chicago....

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