After re-signing Andrei Markov and with negotiations ongoing with restricted free agent P.K. Subban, the Montreal Canadiens might be willing to let some of their other veteran defensemen walk away.
They haven’t offered contracts to 36-year-old Mike Weaver or 38-year-old Francis Bouillon yet, according to La Presse. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they will lose both of them though.
Montreal does plan on touching base with Bouillon during the draft, per Richard Labbe. Meanwhile, Weaver is still open to re-signing with the Canadiens.
Weaver was acquired from the Florida Panthers on March 4 in exchange for a fifth-round pick, but he logged just 15:33 minutes per game in the playoffs. Bouillon had two goals, six points, and a minus-five rating in 52 regular season games.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.