After weeks of negotiating with many teams, Mike Fisher finally agreed to a 4 year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.  "It was a hard decision to make as many teams were offerering up similar deals, but at the end of the day I looked at how much ice time I would get in Montreal and how I would fit in with the rest of the team", said Fisher.  Fisher continued, "the Canadiens are a good two way team and I pride myself on being a two way player.  They had a lot of change this summer, but it looks to be like a team headed in the right direction."

The Canadiens lost two veteran leaders in Shane Doan and Stephen Weiss, as well as some late season additions in Sami Salo and Joey Crabb.  They were able to bring back late season addition Joey MacDonald to continue to backup Mike Smith, and added veteran winger Brian Gionta to help out on the top 6.  Another big move this offseason was bringing in Tomas Plekanec to upgrade the 2nd line C spot. 

Another move made recently was bringing in new coach Claude Noel and letting go of Glen Gulutzan after back to back 2nd round collapses in the playoffs.  Hopefully Noel can take this team one step farther than they have ever been in the franchises history.  With the moves made this summer, there will be a lot of pressure on Noel in a much improved Eastern Conference.