The Montreal Canadiens will be able to be big spenders if they want to during free agency. 

General manager Marc Bergevin has been extremely hesitant to give out the crazy expensive long term deals that are usually handed out during free agency, however thanks to a flat cap and uncertain times, he might be able to get the bargains on good players he's been waiting for. 

The biggest free agent forward on the market this offseason will likely be Arizona Coyotes forward Taylor Hall. 

The Coyotes are an absolute mess right now and don't have an official GM yet.

They have no cap space and reportedly will strip down their roster and payroll to cut costs which likely means Hall will hit the market. 

NHL insider Darren Dreger says Hall is looking at Montreal. 

"I think Taylor Hall would be interested in the Montreal Canadiens, he likes playing in that environment...He's not afraid of the media and all of those things."

The forward has been connected to Montreal in the past and would love to work with guys like Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber and Carey Price. 

Source: Darren Dreger