Sports Sunday Habs Headlines: Montreal says goodbye to Nathan Beaulieu

18:10  18 june  2017
18:10  18 june  2017 Source:   MSN

Trade speculation surrounding Nathan Beaulieu heats up

  Trade speculation surrounding Nathan Beaulieu heats up ***ImagePlaceholder*** Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The puck-moving defenceman is rumoured to be on the block We’ve heard the rumours, and this morning Sportsnet’s Eric Engels speculated that Nathan Beaulieu is on the verge of being traded by the Montreal Canadiens.Have to think there's a very strong chance Nate Beaulieu is traded by Saturday.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ICYMI: The Habs dealt Nathan Beaulieu to Buffalo on Saturday before the trade freeze. [EOTP]
  • A farewell from Geoff Molson:
  • Ian Gallagher has been involved in his son’s life every step of the way, as a coach and as a father. [Canadiens]
  • There are still some questions to be answered about how the Habs will fare throughout the expansion process. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs (and everyone else) will be able to trade with Vegas starting at 10 AM EDT on Sunday, and anyone else starting again at 8 AM EDT on Thursday.
  • How many first-round picks have actually panned out for the Canadiens? [Twitter]
  • A new deal may be in the works for Charlie Lindgren. [TVA]
  • Brendan Gallagher took to Instagram (twice) to bid a public farewell to his buddy. [Instagram]

Good bye friend @natebeaulieu

A post shared by Brendan Gallagher (@bgally.11) on Jun 17, 2017 at 12:43pm PDT

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Vegas Golden Knghts have said they will give everyone a chance to keep their roster intact by trading picks. [Twitter]
  • Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the NHL’s newest team may already have several first-rounders lined up for the upcoming draft on Friday:
  • Elliotte Friedman posted confirmation from Toby Enstrom’s agent that he has waived his NMC as a favour to the Jets. [Twitter]
  • The best tweet about the Mike Smith to Calgary deal — which included goalie Chad Johnson — comes from someone you may not have expected:
  • Great to see Erik Karlsson is on the road to recovery after his surgery. [Twitter]
  • Linus Ullmark and his bride chose some unusual attire at their wedding. But don’t worry, they didn’t make the costume change until after the ceremony. [Twitter]
  • Alex Ovechkin was pretty excited to meet legendary soccer player Pelé. [RMNB]
  • Pierre LeBrun shared that the NHLPA is still waiting to announce a verdict on whether the salary cap will be raised to $75 million. [Twitter]

Marc Bergevin is clarifying his approach to the defence of the Montreal Canadiens .
***ImagePlaceholder*** Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The former NHL defender likes rearguards in his mould: big, steady, and unremarkable. Like a lot of narratives surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, this one starts with last year’s P.K. Subban-Shea Weber blockbuster.General Manager Marc Bergevin signalled a focus on reliability in the defensive zone over anything else a rearguard might offer.

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