The Pros and Cons of Montreal Canadien David Desharnais' New 4-Year Deal

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The Pros and Cons of Montreal Canadien David Desharnais' New 4-Year Deal
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Montreal Canadien David Desharnais celebrates a goal with his teammates.

No matter what, you had to believe David Desharnais was going to stay a Montreal Canadien.

He was only going to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season, he would be on pace for his second straight 50-point season had there not been a lockout and he just fits in Montreal.

No, not just because he’s just 5’7” (the city is a pretty big place and could fit most anybody in the league), but because he’s a French-speaking Quebecer and the Habs have as many as those as they do Stanley Cups in the last 20 years. Yes, it has really been that long.

So, general manager Marc Bergevin’s hands were tied to a certain extent when he signed the diminutive center to a four-year, $14-million extension on Friday. Was it the best thing for the Habs to do, though? Here are the benefits and drawbacks to the deal:

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