NHL Rumors: Canadiens GM Candidates, and Six Players Who Could Be On The Trade Block
Canadiens GM Candidates

NHL Watcher: TSN’s Chris Johnston stated that Tampa Bay Lightning’s director of hockey operations Mathieu Darche might be a great prospect to change Marc Bergevin in Montreal.

Daniel Briere, Roberto Luongo and Martin Madden Jr. might be 3 other prospects.

Andrew Zadarnowski: “Daniel Brière is an interesting underdog for the #Habs GM spot. He’s VP Hockey Ops/GM of the Maine Mariners in the ECHL for five years, most of it as an affiliate of the Rangers. Brière most certainly worked with Gorton a lot.”

Joe Smith: “#TBLightning assistant GM Mathieu Darche should get a look at #Habs GM job. Ironically, when Darche left Montreal customs brokerage for Tampa, his boss said: “The only way he’d disappoint me personally is if he wasn’t GM of the Canadiens in five years.”

On the trade block

Jimmy Murphy of Pittsburgh Hockey Now:  After speaking with individuals around the league, a take a look at 3 forwards and 3 defensemen that might be on the trade block.

Brock Boeser – Vancouver Canucks – He might have been readily available considering that the offseason. Carries a $5.8 million cap hit and is a pending RFA.

Ryan Strome – New York Rangers – The 28-year old has actually been readily available for a while now. The Rangers have actually been searching for a middle-six forward. Pending UFA with a $4.5 million cap hit.

Phil Kessel – Arizona Coyotes – Carries a $6.8 million cap hit and the Coyotes might require to maintain wage.

Will Butcher – Buffalo Sabres – The 26-year old is a pending complimentary representative with a $3.7 million cap hit and a $2.8 million wage.

Olli Maatta – Los Angeles Kings – The 27-year old will be a complimentary representative and brings a $4 million cap hit.

Brayden McNabb – Vegas Golden Knights – The Golden Knights will require to move some wage when Jack Eichel is prepared to return. The 31-year old brings a $2.5 million cap hit and will be UFA after the season.

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