There's no doubt about it, the Montreal Canadiens need a bit of help on the left side of the defense. 

While the team could likely get away with having Victor Mete and Brett Kulak on the left side for another year, ideally they'd like to get a bit of a bigger name on that side. 

There's not much when it comes to free agency in big names, but they could add some veteran depth. 

Sean Gordon of The Athletic believes the Canadiens could label St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson as a possible free agent target. 

While Gunnarsson has been a healthy scratch at times during the playoffs, he's been playing pretty effectively against Boston and has three points in six games so far. 

The 32 year old is coming off a three year contract that saw him earn $2.9million a season and considering he tore an ACL last year, he shouldn't come too expensive. 

He likely wouldn't bump Mete out of the first pairing but would definitely add some depth who can eat up some penalty kill minutes better than Jordie Benn did. 

Do you think he would be a good depth addition to the Canadiens' blueline?


Source: The Athletic