Former Canadiens owner David Molson dies at 88

The Molson family has long been integrated with the Montreal Canadiens and one of the team’s former presidents died Monday.

The Canadiens announced the death of David Molson at the age of 88.

Molson, who took over as team president from his cousin and primary owner Hartland Molson in 1964. David Molson was team president until 1972 and the Habs won five Stanley Cup titles under his leadership.

Molson, who was born June 1, 1928, was the son of prominent Montreal residents John Henry Molson and Florence Hazel Browne. He joined Molson Breweries in 1949 and held various positions until appointed vice-president in January 1964.

Molson and his wife, the former Claire Faulkner, whom he married in 1955, had two sons, John Henry and David Hugh, and a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth.
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The Canadiens are currently owned by Molson brothers, Geoff, Andrew and Justin.

That leaves Tampa Bay and New Jersey, whose salary cap considerations couldn’t be more different.

Authentic Womens Jeremiah Attaochu Jersey The Devils now have the most free cap space in the NHL, just shy of $28 million, after buying out Mike Cammalleri. GM Ray Shero has flexibility, and while he won’t hand out a big-money unless it makes sense for the future, perhaps no team is a better fit in terms of want and need for the 28-year-old New Rochelle, N.Y., native. The Lightning, who offer Shattenkirk his best chance to win now, simply won’t be able or willing to compete with New Jersey if a bidding war takes place.

There could always be a wild card. TSN’s Bob McKenzie identified the Coyotes and Avalanche as teams lurking in the weeds for Shattenkirk.

Toronto makes sense as a fit, but it remains to be seen whether the Leafs want to commit long-term dollars outside their current core.

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