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February 22, 2017 | 11:17am ET
Canadiens exploring multiple options

The Montreal Canadiens remain very active in the trade market, looking for various options to potentially acquire by March 1.

With the trade deadline one week away, league-wide trade talks will pick up steam, as more teams enter the seller's market.

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has been extremely lively, speaking with several teams in an attempt to improve his club's chances at competing for a Stanley Cup this season.

The Canadiens have held discussions with the St. Louis Blues about forward Patrik Berglund and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, the Arizona Coyotes about center Martin Hanzal, the Colorado Avalanche about both forwards Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, and the Dallas Stars about left wing Patrick Eaves, among others.

Bergevin has plenty of competition, though, and appears to be waiting for prices to drop, which is expected to occur over the next seven days.

The Habs have also been linked to Vancouver Canucks veteran Alexandre Burrows, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith, and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle.

On Tuesday, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported the Habs are shopping defenseman Greg Pateryn, presumably in an attempt to free up a roster spot and salary cap space for another potential deal.

As TFP reported on Sunday, the Habs have also been trying to move center David Desharnais and his $3.5 million cap hit.


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