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Report: Weise, Canadiens close to new deal

Jun 16, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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Dale Weise clearly enjoyed playing in Montreal the past few months. The Canadiens very well could feel the rugged winger fits into their plans moving forward.

Weise, a pending restricted free agent who was on a one-year contract worth a $750,000 cap hit, and the Habs are reportedly close to a new deal, according to a report from Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Lavoie stated on Twitter that the deal could be confirmed as early as Tuesday.

The Canadiens acquired Weise in February, prior to the Olympic break, from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Raphael Diaz.

Weise may never be known as a goal scorer, his physical game suiting him more for a solid fourth-line role with the ability to move up to the third line if need be. But in 17 regular season games with Montreal, he scored three times, the same amount he had in Vancouver in 44 games.

He clearly fell out of favor with Vancouver’s now former bench boss John Tortorella, but gained the trust of Michel Therrien. It no doubt helped his cause that he was able to chip in offensively in the post-season.

However, Weise’s playoffs came to an end in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final when he suffered a concussion on a hit to the head from New York Rangers defenseman John Moore, who received a two-game suspension.

  1. justinhbhb - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Wrist is a boss and will be part of Montreal’s 4th line… One of the best in the league.

  2. justinhbhb - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:05 PM


  3. hawkeedawg - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Tortorella just had it in for Weise, I don’t think you will find too many Canucks fans that wanted him gone. He was a great depth player for us but not used properly. I hope he gets paid well in Montreal and has success there.

  4. papajack1259 - Jun 17, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    When Torts wants someone gone GMs take notice because the guy has loads of guts talent and determination …but did not attend prep school and use the right fork to eat their salad.

  5. clavette - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    cant wait to see lucic put his fist through weise’s face

    • winnipegwonder - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      Still mad eh? Hahaa

  6. jacques05 - Jun 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Sounds to me someone’s butt hurt!

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