Montreal Canadiens Should Stay Away From Simon Gagne

A report surfaced through RDS today, suggesting that Simon Gagne is waiting to hear from the Montreal Canadiens on whether they are interested in him joining the Canadiens this season.

The article can be seen here via tsn.ca.

It would be difficult to believe that Marc Bergevin has any interest in bringing the veteran winger to Montreal. Gagne was an excellent player in his prime, but his best years are far behind him. At 33 years of age, Gagne is highly unlikely to set any career highs in the future.

Gagne is a Quebec native, and has played with Daniel Briere for the past five seasons, but the pluses in bringing him to Montreal end there.

Apr 15, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne (12) celebrates the 2nd goal scored by the Flyers while Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon (55) defenseman Andrei Markov (79) looks on during the first period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries and age have worn Gagne down to a shadow of his former self. The four time thirty goal scorer, finished last season with just five goals and 16 points in 38 games. He also notched just 17 points in 34 games during the 2011-12 season.

Though he is a speedy winger who is a sound defensive player, the Canadiens already have Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher penciled in as third line wingers, meaning there is simply no place to put Gagne.

Unfortunately for Gagne, this story makes it seem like his agent is just trying to remind teams that Gagne is still out there looking for an NHL contract.

Topics: 2013 NHL Off Season, Montreal Canadiens, Simon Gagne, Training Camp

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  • Bob

    Na sign gagne to long term

  • Kid77

    Who would he get rid of for gagne. I can’t see it happening

    • Steven Jeffrey Ross

      HOW LOST ARE YOU EXACTLY?

      HOW FREAKING DEEP IS YOUR BONEHEADED DENIAL?
      HAVE YOU EVER EVEN SEEN AN NHL HOCKEY GAME?

      HOW ABOUT 90% OF THIS FREAKING USELESS TEAM !!!

  • Molari

    he will find a team….injuries come fast in the NHL

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  • Kenny MacMillan

    He will sign somewhere, like you said probably after an injury like we saw with Hainsey heading to Carolina. I just can’t see him ending up in Montreal, kind of caught me off guard when I read the tsn article.

  • Steven Jeffrey Ross

    whoever wrote the headline is a 100% COMPLETELY Lost Moron

    someone PLEASE explain to me how it is they are Keeping Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta who are both 100% useless, and say NO to Simon Gagne

    You have to be completely out of touch with REALITY

    THIS GUY HAS EVERYTHING THIS TEAM NEEDS

    PERIOD

    IT ISN’T EVEN DEBATABLE

    THIS IS JUST YET ANOTHER COMPLETELY NEGLEGENT MOVE PROVING HOW LOST BERGEVIN IS AND EVERYONE REPORTING ON THE TEAM WHO ARE ALL, EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM LIVING IN COMPLETE AND UTTER DENIAL !!!

    NOT TO MENTION THE KENNY GUY WHO WROTE THE ARTICLE

    YOU ARE ALL100% COMPLETELY LOST AND LIVING IN DENIAL

    • Tyhudg

      This is sarcasm, right?

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  • BUSHAWGA

    Briere Plekanec Pacioretty
    Gagne Eller Bourque
    Gallagher Galchenyuk Gionta
    Prust Desharnais Moen