Danault Received A Contract Offer Before Gallagher

Every so often, I like to take some news from French media outlets which haven’t been published in English, for the reading pleasures of my English speaking subscribers. The following information is taken from the very reputable Mathias Brunet, from La Presse, who has some key information in the negotiations between Phillip Danault and the Montreal Canadiens. And it’s quite revealing, you will see.

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Pierre-Luc Dubois To Montreal? Don’t Hold Your Breath

In the NHL, there are rumours and then, there are rumours involving the Montreal Canadiens. The later takes a life of its own and it’s no coincidence that the Habs are rumoured in just about everything. For one, players’ agents use the Canadiens as a negotiating method, particularly for free agents. Vincent Lecavalier and Daniel Brière both made a lot of money by “showing interest” in signing in Montreal. Then, some NHL teams like to ‘leak’ Montreal as a team interested, particularly when a French Canadian player is involved, to up the ante from other teams. In the meantime, Habs’ fans get excited, only to be let down in almost every case.

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