Could the Carolina Hurricanes be partners for the Montreal Canadiens on the NHL trade market?
Can the Montreal Canadiens rid themselves of Shea Weber’s contract?
That and more in the MHN Canadiens Wrap:
The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly trying to move one of their elephants in their cap space situation, the contract of Shea Weber.
Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell let it be known he’s in the NHL trade market for a defenseman. Hmmm, the Canadiens have some d-men available via a trade don’t they?
One team the Canadiens are talking to on the NHL trade market is the Dallas Stars.
The Montreal Canadiens got some payback on the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night in a 5-2 win.
That latest loss by the Edmonton Oilers has the media calling the team soft by the way. My friend Mark Spector takes Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and co. to task in a scathing column.
In his latest MHN+ column, Marco D’Amico looks at the reemergence of Canadiens center Nick Suzuki under Habs interim head coach Marty St. Louis.
National Hockey Now
Boston: Are the Bruins and Vancouver Canucks looking to be trade partners before the NHL Trade Deadline?
Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins are another team that’s talking trade with the Canucks ahead of the NHL Trade deadline.
Philly: BHN sends its prayers and good vibes to Philadelphia Flyers prospect Jackson Cates who was stretchered off the ice Saturday but thankfully is doing OK.
Detroit: Detroit Red Wings forward Filip Zadina is available on the NHL trade market.
Colorado: I respectfully disagree with Colorado Hockey Now scribe Ryan Boulding who claims that Alexander Ovechkin doesn’t hold influence over his native Russians and how they view the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Boulding is correct in saying that Ovechkin can’t stop the bombs from falling but he can prevent his fellow Russians fro falling victim to the Russian propaganda machine.
Canada Hockey Now
Montreal: Per Sportsnet NHL Insider, Elliotte Friedman, the Montreal Canadiens are looking to move Shea Weber’s contract.
Calgary: The Calgary Flames got a bargain on the NHL trade market when they acquired Tyler Toffoli last month.
Per the lads on the 32 Thoughts segment of Hockey Night In Canada, teams wavering on whether or not they should trade their impending unrestricted free agents before the March 21 NHL trade deadline, will likely make those decisions this coming week. Does that mean a player like Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux gets dealt this week?
Longtime Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons has a source telling him that Chicago Blackhawks goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has told the Blackhawks he won’t waive his no-movement clause before the NHL Trade Deadline.
Hall of fame puck scribe Larry Brooks calls out Ovechkin’s unwavering support of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and all who still support Ovechkin despite him not calling out Putin.
Finally, the staff of MHN extends its deepest condolences and love to fellow puck scribe Arpon Basu and his family following the loss of his Dad.
Here’s your Irish Track of the day: