The possibilities of seeing forward Mike Hoffman, currently an unrestricted free agent, join the Montreal Canadiens were real until recently.
According to Sportsnet hockey expert Elliotte Friedman, the Habs had some interest in acquiring the 30-year-old hockey player. However, everything calmed down with the arrival of Tyler Toffoli in the fold of the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge on Monday.
The same source claims that the Nashville Predators also monitored the Hoffman case. In addition, some teams, such as the Boston Bruins, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Columbus Blue Jackets, would like to add a skater recognized for his scoring qualities.
With the Florida Panthers, Hoffman tallied 29 goals and 30 assists for 59 points in 69 games last season.