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SportsJake Gardiner joins long list of free agents to turn down Canadiens

08:05  11 september  2019
08:05  11 september  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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It might be the weather, the taxes, language issues, the bright spotlight on and off the ice, or the fact the Canadiens haven’t been very good, missing the playoffs in three of the last four years. Whatever the reason, top NHL free agents don’t want to come to Montreal.

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Jake Gardiner joins long list of free agents to turn down Canadiens© John Mahoney Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, left, and head coach Claude Julien watch team of Habs rookies play against Quebec university all-star team’s at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

It might be the weather, the taxes, language issues, the bright spotlight on and off the ice, or the fact the Canadiens haven’t been very good, missing the playoffs in three of the last four years.

Whatever the reason, top NHL free agents don’t want to come to Montreal.

Last summer, John Tavares wouldn’t even meet with the Canadiens before signing with Toronto. This summer, Matt Duchene agreed to meet with the Canadiens before signing with Nashville, but that might have just been a favour to his agent, Pat Brisson, who is a good friend of Habs GM Marc Bergevin.

Canadiens made offer to Gardiner before he signed with Hurricanes

Canadiens made offer to Gardiner before he signed with Hurricanes Jake Gardiner decided against joining the Montreal Canadiens. Marc Bergevin, the club's general manager, confirmed as much Monday at the team's annual golf tournament. "We had interest, we made an offer, and it's a two-way street," the GM said. "If you're interested, the player has to be interested, so I can't comment on why he didn't (accept it), but yes, we did (make an offer)." Bergevin didn't provide any more details about the offer, reiterating that he didn't want to speculate about why Gardiner wouldn't want to sign with Montreal. The former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman inked a four-year, $16.2-million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.

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Last week, Jake Gardiner agreed to a four-year, US$16.2-million contract with Carolina after the Canadiens offered him a three-year deal reported to be worth US$15.7 million.

“I don’t think there’s anything we could do,” Bergevin said Monday when asked about the free-agent situation. “I think it’s a case-by-case (situation). There’s players who do want to come here, for whatever reason they want to. And some don’t, for whatever reason they don’t want to. So I can’t answer that. But I’m not going to sit here and say there’s no way they don’t want to come here. It’s case by case and in that case (with Gardiner) only that player can answer why.”

Bergevin did sign two free agents this summer — defenceman Ben Chiarot and goalie Keith Kinkaid.

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Max Domi, who was acquired by the Canadiens last summer from Arizona in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, embraced everything that comes with playing in Montreal and had his best NHL season, posting 28-44-72 totals.

“It’s a small league, right?” Domi said. “Word travels fast. It’s a tight-knit group. All hockey players get along, we all talk, we all see each other in the summer. Obviously, not just in the media, when I talk to guys at skates or at workouts, they ask how it is. I say: ‘I love it here. Everything about it is awesome.’ That’s all you can really do. You can’t force guys to come play anywhere or tell them what to do. They’ll make their own decision. I think as a whole, we all kind of share how it feels to play here, which is awesome. It’s all positive stuff. So hopefully in the long run that helps us out.”

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“I think they’re all kind of shocked at how much attention there is here in Montreal,” Byron said. “That’s kind of the same way I felt. So I just try and tell them to kind of get used to it. Give them some guidance where to live, where to go, what to expect coming to this city. I think a lot of guys are excited to be here. You walk in that room the first time, you see the names, the numbers, the pictures. It’s a historic place to play here in Montreal. Everyone’s incredibly lucky to get this opportunity. We’re all really excited to get started again because it’s a fun place to play.”

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