The Montreal Canadiens are on the right track. They have finally come to terms with goaltender Carey Price. Price signed a 6 year deal worth $39 million. He will average about $6.5 million annually. He is now the 3rd highest paid goaltender in the NHL. Price is just 24 years of age and he has played exceptionally well however his performance was often overshadowed by the lack of offense from the Canadiens forwards last season.
General Manager Marc Bergevin has been rebuilding the front office in Montreal over the last month and the Canadiens look to be on the right track with the re-signing of Price. Bergevin drafted Alex Galchenyuk with the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and he picked up a few players yesterday when the free agent frenzy started. The Canadiens are looking to add size and toughness to their team with the three players they picked up yesterday. Former Toronto Maple Leaf Colby Armstrong, former New York Ranger Brandon Prust and former Nashville Predator Francis Bouillon will add size and character to the Canadiens line-up.
The re-signing of Alexei Emelin, Travis Moen and Ryan White shows that the Canadiens are aiming to get tougher and play a more physical game of hockey. Bergevin still hasn’t signed defenseman PK Subban but they are in talks and the deal should be finalized sometime in the near future.
After such a devastating season these moves have finally gave Habs fans something to look forward in the coming season. Lots of changes are taking place and they all look to be good changes. Stay tuned for all your Montreal Canadiens updates!