Found March 15, 2013 on
I'm on the road today, so can't write much, but I will say this: David Desharnais for four years at $4 million per is a good deal. The lack of a no trade clause makes it a great one. This rewards a key piece of the Habs offence, while giving them the flexibility to deal the contract, if need be, down the road.
Good move, M. Bergevin. The interesting question now is who stays and who goes. DD, Plekanec, Eller, Galchenyuk...it isn't a problem now, but not too far down the road, there won't be any room at the inn.
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Center David Desharnais has signed a four-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens.
The team announced the signing Friday, and he'll reportedly earn $3.5 million per season.
Desharnais was third in team scoring last season with career highs of 16 goals and 60 points.
He has eight goals and eight assists in 26 games this season.
The 5-foot-7 playmaking center was...
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Friday a four-year contract extension for forward David Desharnais (2013-14 to 2016-17). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“David Desharnais is a talented young player and his contribution is essential to the success of our team. David has shown perseverance and determination...
Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller scored shootout goals, and the Montreal Canadiens won their fourth straight by beating the Ottawa Senators, 4-3, on Wednesday night.
Eller also scored in the first period and Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban added power-play goals in the second for Montreal (18-5-4), which played loosely in its first home game after a five-game trip. Carey Price made...
Big defenseman Jarred Tinordi, in his NHL debut, set up Tomas Plekanec's tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
Plekanec deflected a shot by the 6-foot-6 son of former NHL defenseman Mark Tinordi past Johan Hedberg at 6:49 after the goalie made...
The Montreal Canadiens became the first Eastern Conference team to hit the 40-point mark with a 4-3 shootout win over the slumping Ottawa Senators. PK Subban, Lars Eller and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal. Mika Zibanejad, Patrick Wiercioch and Daniel Alfredsson all picked up goals for the Senators.
SPIN: Robin Lehner stole a point for the Senators with his 42-save effort in...
Match-up - Montreal Canadiens (18-5-4) @ New Jersey Devils (13-9-6)
Road/Home records - 9-2-2 -------------- 9-3-2
TV - CBC, RDS, MSG, NHLN-US
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Canadiens lead 1-0
Last 10: Canadiens 7-1-2 / Devils 3-5-2
Projected starting goalies - Carey Price (MTL) vs Johan Hedberg (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game