The Montreal Canadiens season has been a write-off and they will be in the Shane Wright sweepstakes when the season ends in April. NHL rumors are floating around that new Habs GM Kent Hughes will be looking to sign or trade for leadership in the offseason.
Guillaume Lefrancois of La Presse reports the Montreal Canadiens need to address toughness and leadership. He feels they need another center in order to support Nick Suzuki.
Lefrancois went on to say, it is very possible that Hughes will target Patrice Bergeron in the offseason. Hughes was Bergeron’s agent for 20 years, and the Bruins center, whose leadership is unmistakable, is still without a contract for next season.
Bergeron would be an excellent addition to the Canadiens to mentor Suzuki and possibly Wright if the Habs get lucky with the NHL draft lottery results. The big question is, will Bergeron leave the Boston Bruins?