Found April 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Obviously a quiet time for Montreal news, given that, ya know, we missed the playoffs. However, two bits of news: 1) Nashville’s Francis Bouillon acknowledged that he would listen if Montreal called this summer. A fan favourite, Bouillon was jettisoned by Gainey & Co. in 2009. However, he was a fan favourite, and if he’s on the market, my money is on the Canadiens giving him a call. They could do much worse than having a physical, committed sixth defenceman - especially after the Chris Campoli experiment. 2) Rumours that the Canadiens have narrowed the list of candidates for GM. Two names that apparently made the cut - Brisebois, Julien and McGuire, Pierre. No surprises there. One also figures that Patrick Roy is on that list. We also know Blair Mackasey was interviewed. So, still no news, but progress is being made. And finally, a thought: if you’re GM this summer, do you phone up Brian Burke and offer an exchange of Tomas Kaberle for Mike Komisarek? Exchange one problem for...


MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Erik Cole was the team's prized free agent signing and he bounced back from as slow start to lead the team with a career-high 35 goals. Jacques Martin was reluctant to use the 33-year-old Cole on the power play but Cole finished with 11 power-play goals to match his career best. Cole provided a role model for younger players by never taking a night off and...
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