The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin have quite the work ahead of them this summer. 

Bergevin will have to fill holes left by Shea Weber, Phillip Danault, Tomas Tatar along with possibly holes left by Carey Price, Corey Perry and Jonathan Drouin. 

We heard yesterday that the team is looking to trade for RFA Anthony Beauvillier who would help out up front and now it seems they've found their target to fill the hole left by Weber. 

According to NHL insider Pierre LeBrun, the Canadiens are in trade talks to possibly land Rasmus Ristolainen of the Buffalo Sabres. 

"Among the clubs who have inquired are Montreal and Winnipeg, for obvious reasons. The Jets are scouring the D market from top to bottom looking for blue line upgrades, which everyone knew would be the case this offseason.

The Habs, of course, need to replace Shea Weber and in Ristolainen — while obviously an inferior player — there’s a similar big body at least. But I also think the Habs have a few other defencemen on their shortlist slotted ahead of Ristolainen."

Ristolainen is a big body 6'4" 221lbs who can eat minutes and definitely clear the net. 

The 26 year old has one more year left on his deal at $5.4million before he hits free agency. 

Do you think he'd be a good fit for the Habs?



Source: Pierre LeBrun The Athletic