Peter Budaj received just 2.13 goals per game in support from the Habs last year. That's the lowest goal support total for a Montreal goalie (min. 10 GP) since Jocelyn Thibault (2.10) in 1998-99 (before getting traded to Chicago).
Fantasy Focus: Andrei Markov
(2014-08-18 16:21) There are few constants on a hockey team in this day and age but Andrei Markov patrolling Montreal's blueline is one of them. When he has been healthy - and he hasn't missed a game due to injury the last two years - he has been not only one of the Habs' top offensive defencemen, but one of the better ones throughout the league as a whole. Will that continue this coming season or will his age and the added offensive depth on the back end cause his numbers to decline? Full Story
Restricted Free Agents: Lars Eller 4 yrs, $14 M Andreas Engqvist Atlant, KHL Joonas Nattinen MODO, SHL P.K. Subban 8 yrs, $72 M Dale Weise 2 yrs, $2 M
Unrestricted Free Agents: Michael Blunden TB - 1 yr, $600k
Peter Delmas Devan Dubnyk ARI - 1 yr, $800k B. Gionta BUF - 3 yrs, $12.75 M A. Markov MTL - 3 yrs, $17.25 M
George Parros Martin St. Pierre Medvescak, KHL N. Tarnasky NYR - 2 yrs, $1.15 M T. Vanek MIN - 3 yrs, $19.5 M Mike Weaver MTL - 1 yr, $1.75 M Ryan White PHI - 1 yr, $575k