Yesterday was a rather eventful day for the Montreal Canadiens in advance of tomorrow’s start of free-agent frenzy.

Yannick Weber signed a two year contract with the club  worth a reported 1.7 million over the two seasons.  Weber will likely be given an opportunity to step into a fulltime roll along the blueline after leaving more of an impression as a part-time fourth liner late last season.  Hopefully, the fourth-line experiment is over for Weber, who needs the time to develop as a defenceman, and work on his defensive responsibilities.   We know he’s got a terrific shot and a good set of wheels, but he’s got to be stronger on the puck.




About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n5BdB9ngYw My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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