Colby Armstrong Now A Hab

Colby Armstrong, a 29-year old right winger who was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, has signed a one-year deal with the Habs. The big 6-2, 195 pounder missed 85 games over two years with the Leafs, and hopefully his health issues, which included a concussion, broken toe, sprained ankle, infected eye, and arm problems, are a thing of the past.

Armstrong, when he’s healthy at least, plays with a bit of an edge, and might be a nice fit alongside Tomas Plekanec. So Rene Bourque, who also plays the right side, just might have seen his last days on the second line and third lines. Hell, he deserves to be demoted. Brian Gionta and Aaron Palushaj are also right wingers.

Armstrong is a Canadian boy from Saskatoon, and is saying he couldn’t be happier, that Montreal was his favourite team growing up, which I love to hear.

In other news –

Brad Staubitz has signed a two-year deal with Anaheim. He had a difficult role in Montreal, playing very few minutes and expected to fight, and I liked what he brought to the team. So it’s all the best to Staubitz in California.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Colby Armstrong Now A Hab”

  1. And now Francis Bouillon for 1 year at $1.5M. That makes 6 defenceman on one way contracts, and we still have Subban and Diaz left to sign. St-Denis did a good job when called up and we also still have Tinordi, Beaulieu, Morgan and Nash. I don’t want another old man, I want to see what the kids can do.

  2. Now Brandon Prust coming to Montreal for 4 years at $10M total is something to talk about. It’s probably at least 50% more than he deserves, but I like the grit he will bring.

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