NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens - Jeff Petry and Shea Weber
Jeff Petry should get a lot of trade interest this offseason

Marco D’Amico of Montreal Hockey Now: Will the Montreal Canadiens trade defenseman Jeff Petry this offseason? Under Martin St. Louis, Petry has actually enhanced his offense and would be simpler to trade.

Petry made a trade demand previously this season. GM Kent Hughes attempted to move him prior to the trade due date however didn’t discover an offer he liked. Hughes made it clear he wasn’t going to trade him for the sake of trading him.

His enhanced offending side will have groups calling this offseason, and it will be simpler for them to suit his wage compared to at the due date.

Petry has actually 3 years left at $6.25 million and would be more affordable for groups compared the pending UFAs in Kris Letang and John Klingberg.

The top-four complimentary representative is a little thin after Letang and Klingberg. Petry might end up being a hot product.

People are disturbed at Canadiens captain Shea Weber

Marco D’Amico of Montreal Hockey Now: There seems a group of individuals who are not delighted that Montreal Canadiens ‘captain’ Shea Weber didn’t participate in Sunday’s Guy Lafleur pre-game event.  RDS’s host Yannick Lavesque was among the them.

“This is my personal stance. I don’t understand how a great organization like the Montreal Canadiens doesn’t have their captain present, even if he hasn’t played all season, ” stated Lévesque on the section. “I don’t get how he didn’t come back to Montreal.”

Weber has actually been on the LTIR all season and won’t be playing once again. If the Canadiens had actually called a replacement captain, Weber’s name likely wouldn’t have actually shown up.

The Canadiens attempted to trade Weber’s agreement at the due date and practically had actually an offer made with the Coyotes. Having Weber’s $7.8 million removes from the wage cap versatility that GM Kent Hughes longs for.

Eric Engels: “Put me in the camp of people who don’t believe Shea Weber owes anyone anything. A bit embarrassing this has become something. He’s removed from the equation, captain of the Habs only in name. I’d love to speak to him as much as anyone, but he doesn’t owe that to me or anyone else”

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