Now that Marc Bergevin has been fired, rumors are circulating that Gallagher does not want to be part of a full rebuild.
Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports “Gallagher is not certain he’d want to stick around if Habs are planning a rebuild under new management team.”
Gallagher, 29, will be enticing for some teams, even with his big salary cap hit. He has grit, a hard worker and if the Habs retain a portion of Gallagher’s salary, he can be traded.
Gallagher does have a modified no-trade, no-move clause where he submits a 6 team no trade list. But if he does not want to be part of a rebuild, he could expand his no-trade list.