Eric Engels of Sportsnet: The Montreal Canadiens desperately need another top-four defenseman – one that is left-handed and can play on the power play.
It’s something that GM Marc Bergevin may need to overpay for.
At the top of the free agent list is Toronto Maple Leafs pending 28-year old UFA Jake Gardiner. Gardiner will likely be looking for six- or seven-year deal at more than $6 million a season. That price could be too steep for the Canadiens.
33-year old Vancouver Canucks Alex Edler could hit the open market.