Draft deals

The Columbus Dispatch reports the Canadiens are interested in acquiring one of the Blue Jackets’ first-round picks.

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Nicolas Deschamps?

He's a 6-foot, 173-pound centre from Delson on Montreal's south shore (not far from Guillaume Latendresse's hometown of Ste. Catherine). He plays for the Chicoutimi Saguéneens (part owner:

Oldest living Canadien dies

Ray Getliffe, 94, succumbed to liver cancer on the weekend.

A left winger who broke into the NHL with the Boston Bruins, Getliffe joined the Canadiens for the

Trevor Timmins talks about the draft

He's made a list.

He's checked it twice.

He's going to find out who's nifty on ice.

Trevor Timmins is coming to town. In fact, he's there already.

The Canadiens' director of

Farber on Timmins

In a Sports Illustrated piece that listed five under-the-radar NHL talents, Michael Farber wrote this about Trevor Timmins:

Trevor Timmins, Montreal Canadiens director of player recruitment and development. Maybe Timmins

Market watch

Nashville has signed defenceman Ryan Suter to a four-year, $14 million contract.

In 2007-'08, Suter, 23, scored seven goals., added 24 assists and had 71 PiM –

Market watch

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Joe Starkey writes the Penguins may not be able to keep Evgeni Malkin.

With several big contracts on the books – Sidney Crosby, possibly Marian

Where have you gone, José Charbonneau?

Blogger's note: This history of Canadiens' picks originally appeared in the days leading up to the 2007 entry draft. It's being reblogged today because: a) it's pretty

Hossa

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Penguins have made signing Marian Hossa their top off-season priority.

Should he become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Hossa could command

All-UFA Team

In his Journal du Montréal column, RDS analyst Yvon Pedneault lists an all-star team of impending free agents:

Goaltenders: José Theodore and Cristobal Huet

Defence: Brian Campbell and Wade Redden

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