5 Available Free Agents Who Would Help Montreal Canadiens in 2013-14

August 19th, 2013 by Ryan Szporer Leave a reply »
The free-agent frenzy of early July has died down to a veritable calm and the Montreal Canadiens appear pretty much done with all their offseason shopping.

What if they weren’t though?

Even though October is a mere month-and-a-half away, there are still a lot of available free agents who could help the Canadiens and be good fits in Montreal—assuming of course they were able to fit under the salary cap.

Forget the in-the-way facts like CapGeek.com indicating that the Habs only have $3.4 million to spend in cap space.

That they have the maximum 23 roster players under contract for next season (including rookie Jarred Tinordi and the injured Alexei Emelin and Brian Gionta)? Entirely immaterial...well, at least in regard to the purposes of this particular piece.

Imagine, if you will, that the Habs weren't constrained by such mind-numbing, albeit key collective bargaining agreement details. Imagine they were free to spend to their heart's content.

Here are the top five players still available who could theoretically (but no longer likely in practice) help the Habs next season.

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