Montreal media have been assembled all afternoon waiting for a twice-postponed press conference with GM Marc Bergevin to begin. In the meantime, a few quick notes:
Jaromir Jagr is NOT coming to Montreal - apparently. Rick Moffatt of CJAD, a well known Montreal media member, tweeted that he spoke directly with Jagr’s agent, who said Bergevin had informed Jagr that the Canadiens were not interested in his services.
Brandon Prust was a great signing. $2.5 million a year is slightly more than ideal, but Montreal must compensate for higher tax rates. The four years are just fine for a player who is only 28. A character player, Prust makes the Habs tougher and vastly improves the PK, freeing up Tomas Plekanec, who has been the Canadiens’ key PK piece the past few years.
Colby Armstrong is a risk worth taking. At $1 million, his contract is peanuts in today’s NHL, and the term is only a year so there is no long-term risk. Armstrong is motivated after being bought out by Toronto, and a p...