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Topic - Hal Gill
The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks added some reinforcements for a playoff run, while Rick Nash's wish for a deal didn't come to fruition Monday as the NHL trade deadline passed without any blockbuster moves.
The Montreal Canadiens made it official Friday that they will be sellers leading up to the NHL trade deadline, dealing defenseman Hal Gill to the Nashville Predators for a draft pick and a piece of their history in the grandson of late Hall of Famer Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion.
Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau has a message for fans who don't want to see players injured by hits to the head in hockey.
Brian Gionta was named the 28th captain of the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, becoming the second American to hold the position in the team's 101-year history.
"I'm pretty happy to be here, but it's always a tough transition in leaving a team that you wanted to win with," Gill said.
"We've got some studs and some young guys coming up," Gill said. "Hopefully, I can fit in the middle, maybe helping out the young guys."