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.
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