Habs selected defenceman in first round of the 2020 NHL Draft, five years after the Buffalo Sabres picked his brother in the second round.
GM Marc Bergevin makes announcement an hour after deciding not to match Carolina Hurricanes’ offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi.
“Carolina has used a tool available to them in the collective bargaining agreement and we accept that decision,” GM Marc Bergevin says.
“You just got to pack up and move on and so did Montreal,” new Calgary associate coach says about being fired by Canadiens last season.
The Canes behaved like a bunch of Grade 5 boys trying to see who can stand farthest from the urinal — and not giving a damn who gets splashed in the process.
Canadiens now have seven days to match one-year deal worth more than $6 million or 21-year-old will go to Carolina.
Unfortunately for the game, the NHL is now an American league and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman likes teams in hot places.
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Home opener at the Bell Centre will be on Saturday, Oct. 16, against the New York Rangers.
The only time the Canadiens have ever been swept in a Stanley Cup Final was in 1952 against the Detroit Red Wings.