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Report: Door’s not shut, but Habs haven’t made Weaver, Bouillon offers

Jun 25, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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After re-signing Andrei Markov and with negotiations ongoing with restricted free agent P.K. Subban, the Montreal Canadiens might be willing to let some of their other veteran defensemen walk away.

They haven’t offered contracts to 36-year-old Mike Weaver or 38-year-old Francis Bouillon yet, according to La Presse. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they will lose both of them though.

Montreal does plan on touching base with Bouillon during the draft, per Richard Labbe. Meanwhile, Weaver is still open to re-signing with the Canadiens.

Weaver was acquired from the Florida Panthers on March 4 in exchange for a fifth-round pick, but he logged just 15:33 minutes per game in the playoffs. Bouillon had two goals, six points, and a minus-five rating in 52 regular season games.

  1. stcrowe - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    I’d re-sign Weaver, but not Bouillon. Bouillon’s age really showed in the playoffs. Weaver was a very pleasant surprise. I had barely heard of him during his Florida years. He showed a lot of energy and grit in the playoffs. If they do let Weaver go, I would hope that it would be to give Tinordi, Beaulieu and Pateryn a shot.

  2. sportsfaninyyc - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Hopefully they let Gionta walk, too.

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