With just under two weeks to go until the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline, the Montreal Canadiens announced that highly coveted Habs defenseman Jeff Petry is injured.
He won’t be traded before the NHL Trade Deadline but should the Canadiens trade Carey Price in the offseason?
That and more in the MHN Canadiens Wrap!
Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Could this affect his NHL trade value?
If they eventually can, will the Montreal Canadiens start a bidding war on the NHL trade market for goalie Carey Price?
Speaking of Price, he’s back to skating in his comeback attempt to play for the Montreal Canadiens this season.
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BOS: Did the impressive road trip out west change the way Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is approaching the March 21 NHL trade deadline? My partner-in-scribe for BHN, Joe Haggerty, looks at what, if any trade deadline goals may have changed for the B’s.
NYI: Just because New York Islanders forward Oliver Wahlstrom’s playing time isn’t increasing during his recent stretch of improved play, doesn’t mean he won’t be an Islander after the NHL trade deadline. Per our man on the Island, Stefen Rosner, the Isles are urging and applying patience with 21-year-old and former Boston College Eagles star.
Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin returned to Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Monday.
Philly: For the first time since the Philadelphia Flyers unloaded him on the NHL trade market last July, Vegas Golden Knights forward Nolan Patrick, who was drafted second overall by the Flyers in 2017, will return to the City Of Brotherly Love.
Washington: Former Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals winger Jaromir Jagr is organizing a major charity hockey game for Ukraine.
Florida: The Florida Panthers have taken a major jump into the NHL trade sweepstakes for Flyers captain Claude Giroux.
Detroit: Don’t discount Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman as a buyer and seller leading into the NHL Trade Deadline.
Vegas: Jack Eichel scored the overtime winner for the Vegas Golden Knights Sunday night and is already paying dividends for the team that snagged him off the NHL trade market from the Buffalo Sabres earlier this season.
San Jose: Bob Boughner’s coaching brothers are already campaigning for him to keep his job with the San Jose Sharks.
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Vancouver: With the Vancouver Canucks suddenly back in the playoff hunt, how will their new hockey ops department approach the deadline?
Could Russian NHLers like Alexander Ovechkin be facing treason charges if they speak out against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine War?
So what does the trade market for goalies look like with two weeks until the deadline? Has Jeremy Swayman become an untouchable?
I’ll be headed to Montreal for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and here ‘s a Mahone’s Track that says something I’m sure to hear frequently during my time there. Here’s your Irish Track of the day: