Dec 2, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
The Montreal Canadiens were set to enter the 2020-21 (or, I guess just the 2021) season in a bit of an odd spot.
They had four key players set to become unrestricted free agents following the season. After loading up by adding Tyler Toffoli, Josh Anderson, Joel Edmundson and Jake Allen, they couldn’t enter the season with Phillip Danault, Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry all wondering if they would get a contract extension.
So, the Habs took care of business early on with Petry and Gallagher.