Max Pacioretty

There’s no cookie cutter formula for building a franchise. The front office implements a five-year plan, then is judged by fans and the all-important win column on whether it worked or not. The hope is for gradual improvements each year while eventually making a run at the postseason. And patience is key, as finding the
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There are a lot of words that accurately describe Shea Weber being named captain of the Montreal Canadiens. “Surprising” is not one of them. Weber the New Canadiens Captain Weber’s pedigree as a captain (having previously served in that capacity while with the Nashville Predators) might have actually factored the least into the decision, looking
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In today’s rumor rundown, Tyler Seguin is losing faith in a deal getting done with the Dallas Stars, Max Pacioretty isn’t even getting offers to stay from the Montreal Canadiens, Jacob Trouba isn’t ruling out another extension with the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews isn’t concerned about what’s happening in Toronto with their pending contracts.
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In today’s rumor rundown Max Pacioretty’s trade value is rumored to have dropped, a bridge deal with Darnell Nurse is imminent, the Hurricanes need to find offense and Minnesota and New Jersey are contemplating extensions for Eric Staal and Taylor Hall respectively. What Does Skinner Mean for Pacioretty? The trade value Carolina received for Jeff
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In today’s rumor rundown, the Montreal Canadiens are in a tough spot with Max Pacioretty, the Vancouver Canucks drama over Trevor Linden’s departure is only getting stranger and the Vegas Golden Knights could head to arbitration with William Karlsson. Montreal Receiving Lowball Offers for Pacioretty Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette believes Montreal Canadiens general manager
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In a bid to improve the team’s transparency, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin recently answered fans’ questions. Consider it mission partially accomplished. To Bergevin’s credit, he was candid in some of his responses (i.e., with regard to how trades go down)… not so candid in some others (his most important lesson learned). Regardless, the
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In today’s rumor rundown a report out of Montreal seems to suggest the Canadiens are unwilling to talk extension with forward Max Pacioretty, the Dallas Stars are once again in on Erik Karlsson, and Andreas Athanasiou and Nikolay Goldobin should be added to the trade-watch board. Pacioretty Trade Inevitable Recent reports have suggested the Montreal Canadiens were
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Over the weekend the Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Ilya Kovalchuk. Signing Kovalchuk helps fill a glaring weakness the Kings had last season but, how does it affect the organization over the next three seasons, most notably their ability to re-sign Drew Doughty? What the Kings Are Getting With
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It may have been quieter than most expected, but Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin gets a pass for his 2018 NHL trade deadline… barely. Four (Minor) Deals for Bergevin It’s not that any of his trades were particularly bad. He unfortunately lacked in volume what he (partially) made up for in quality, nevertheless largely
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Rob Blake certainly isn’t shy in attempting to make his Los Angeles Kings team better. He recently added veteran defenseman, Dion Phaneuf, as well as enigmatic winger, Tobias Rieder.  There were also rumblings that the Kings were linked to talented rabble-rouser, Evander Kane. Alas, a new name has surfaced as Blake’s next potential target: Max
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For those who watched Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday, they’ll have seen a panel that consisted of Nick Kypreos, Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey and all were loaded with a wealth of information, rumors, speculation and updates regarding the NHL Trade Deadline that closes on Monday. They discussed, Max Pacioretty, Erik Karlsson, Rick Nash,
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In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the most popular names on the trade market. One day after a big trade that sent defensemen Dion Phaneuf to the Los Angeles Kings, will the dominos fall when it comes to other trades that might have been contemplated? What is the standing on trades that include players
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The Christmas break, bye week and all-star break are in the Dallas Stars’ rearview mirror. From their precarious perch in the Western Conference’s first wild card spot, the playoffs are within reach. Could general manager Jim Nill swing a deal to improve the Stars’ playoff chances between now and the February 26 trade deadline? Some
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