Free agency

Marc Bergevin Sprints Out of the Gates

Marc Bergevin Sprints Out of the Gates

It took little time for Montreal Canadiens’ General Manager Marc Bergevin to move on day one of free agency, going out and signing three players… Continue reading

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Opening Day of Habs Free Agency: A Hit, a Miss, a Hand Grenade

Opening Day of Habs Free Agency: A Hit, a Miss, a Hand Grenade

As expected, July 1 saw a flurry of activity around the NHL, but lacked movement of any true impact players. That didn’t stop Marc Bergevin from dipping his toe into the market, however, adding three players to his NHL roster that he identified as capable of filling some of the team’s needs. While these moves weren’t what anyone would call the last touches to turning the team around, one seems like a great value add, another seems underwhelming, and the last is the right player but on the wrong deal. Continue reading

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Evaluating Free Agents: Using Advanced Stats to Find Moneypuck Players

Evaluating Free Agents: Using Advanced Stats to Find Moneypuck Players

UFA season is upon us, and everyone is looking for the so-called “moneypuck” players – those that make contributions directly related to winning in ways that are currently undervalued. These are the players who can play tough minutes, drive puck possession and territorial advantage, and contribute in other undervalued ways, like winning faceoffs and drawing penalties. Continue reading

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Habs Gearing up for July 1st Flurry

Habs Gearing up for July 1st Flurry

With the opening bell on free agent season now just about 24 hours away, this year’s crop might produce more of a flurry than a frenzy. Sure, there will be activity come Sunday afternoon, that I can guarantee you. But the names changing teams this year will be far more depth or role-playing types than stars. Continue reading

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