The Montreal Canadiens are about to retool for the future so does defenseman Jakob Chychrun make sense to pursue?
Pointe-Claire native Anthony Duclair continues to blossom in Florida.
Is the Colorado Avalanche about to take over Denver?
That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:
It is no secret that Montreal Canadiens Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Jeff Gorton, is looking to pull off the brilliant retool he did with the New York Rangers. So, does it not make sense to at least explore the hefty asking price for 23-year-old, 2016 first pick, and Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun? (Sportsnet)
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson’s father, Bob, passed away Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. The Canadiens announced that the elder Edmundson, 61, passed at his home in Brandon, Manitoba.
Joel Edmundson has yet to play a game for the Montreal Canadiens this season due to a back injury and is currently among 24 Canadiens players on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. He took time off in October to be with his father.
C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous avons appris le décès du père de Joel Edmundson, Bob. Nos pensées accompagnent toute la famille.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Edmundson, Joel's father. Our thoughts are with the Edmundson family.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 8, 2022
Our condolences to Edmundson and his family.
National Hockey Now
The Boston Bruins are 4-1-0 out of their extended holiday break thanks to COVID. David Pastrnak is getting hot, and the currently eighth-seeded Bruins have played the least games out of the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference. (Boston Hockey Now)
What can the New York Islanders build on as they wait through a 12-day hiatus thanks to COVID? (NYI Hockey Now)
The ten-game win streak for the Pittsburgh Penguins is over after a third-period collapse in a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The native son of Pointe-Claire, Anthony Duclair, continues to shine for the Florida Panthers as he netted the overtime winner over the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night. (Florida Hockey Now).
Congrats to Daniella Bruce on becoming the first-ever female broadcaster in the TV booth for a Detroit Red Wings game. (Detroit Hockey Now)
The Denver Broncos showed a ton of guts in a meaningless 28-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday afternoon and the Colorado Avalanche erased a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Avs are IT in Denver now! (Colorado Hockey Now)
The Flower, Marc-Andre Fleury, blossomed in Vegas once again Saturday night. (Vegas Hockey Now)
Evander Kane was kicked out of the Shark Tank Saturday. (San Jose Hockey Now)
Just like the Montreal Canadiens are, the Vancouver Canucks are falling victim to cross-border COVID restrictions. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
The Montreal Canadiens season may very well be a wash at this point, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the NHL season if you’re truly a hockey fan. If you decide to check out other games, do yourself a favor and watch the young defensemen coming onto the scene and thank me later. (NY Post)