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Canadiens Wrap: Martin St. Louis Impact, Toffoli In NHL Trade Rumours

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While the Montreal Canadiens continue to be the subject of NHL trade rumours, new Habs interim head coach Martin St. Louis continues to have an instant impact.

Canadiens winger Tyler Toffoli is becoming a popular name in NHL trade chatter.

The Boston Bruins are buyers on the NHL trade market and there are rumors they’re looking into Marc-Andre Fleury and Claude Giroux as playoff rentals.

Brad Marchand apologizes with a ‘sorry-but’ apology over his selfish actions that led to his six-game suspension.

That and more in the latest Canadiens Wrap:

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It’s only been two full days but heading into their Saturday tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the reviews from Montreal Canadiens players on new interim head coach Martin St. Louis have been great!

So as time goes on here down the stretch, what should the Habs realistically expect from St. Louis jumping behind the bench? (Sportsnet)

Per Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, the Calgary Flames are interested in acquiring Canadiens winger Tyler Toffoli on the NHL trade market. Friedman also wondered if Toffoli could end up back in Los Angeles with the Kings? (Sportsnet)

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The Boston Bruins are definitely buyers on the NHL trade market still but should they be buyers on the playoff rental market as well?

In the ‘DUH!’ department, Brad Marchand thinks his rap sheet had something to do with his hefty suspension. Ya think? How about don’t act that way Brad when you know they’re watching you with a microscope and will come down harder on ya?

New Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft got a win in his debut as the Oilers beat the New York Islanders 3-1 Friday night. 

Has the reemergence of Casey DeSmith erased the need for the Pittsburgh Penguins to grab a backup goalie on the NHL trade market?

DC area-born and bred Joe Snively is emerging as a scoring threat for the Washington Capitals at just the right time.

Could the Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche be on the verge of a Claude Giroux trade?

Former Florida Panthers defenseman Steven Kampfer helped Team USA to their first Olympic win over Canada in eleven years. 

Our man in San Jose, Sheng Peng, takes a look at what a new Hertl contract with the San Jose Sharks may look like. 

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau wants more hate for the Maple Leafs from his players and fans.

The Calgary Flames are getting secondary scoring from Mikael Backlund just when they needed it most. 

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Speaking of the Leafs, they signed back-up and former Boston College goalie Joseph Woll to an extension. 

Staying with the Leafs for one more tidbit here, not a shocker to see that the tin-man and former Boston Bruins winger Ondrej Kase is injured again. For those in Toronto saying this was a dirty hit, pleeeeeezzzzzeeee!

 

 

Former Canadiens and current Anaheim Ducks enforcer Nicolas Deslauriers went toe-to-toe with Seattle Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak in arguably the bout of the year. 

 

 

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