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Canadiens Wrap: Will Harris Sign Soon? Drouin Out; Price Rumour

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The NHL Trade Deadline may have passed this past Monday but there was still plenty of Montreal Canadiens news and buzz on Thursday as the Habs prepared to play Ben Chiarot and the Florida Panthers.

Jonathan Drouin is out of the lineup again but it’s not due to his nagging wrist injury.

If Northeastern gets knocked out of the 2022 Frozen Four tournament this weekend, will Huskies defenceman and Canadiens prospect Jordan Harris sign with the Habs next week?

Former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque dropped an interesting Carey Price nugget recently on 91.9 FM.

That and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Wrap

Montreal Canadiens

With the Montreal Canadiens using the NHL trade deadline to replenish their prospect system, store away more draft picks, and create salary cap flexibility, the grenade that former Montreal Canadiens enforcer and local NHL analyst Georges Laraque dropped recently could throw a monkey wrench into the grand plan for Canadiens executive vice president Jeff Gorton and general manager Kent Hughes.

(Translated from French) “Carey Price loves this team. The players, the guys that are there (…) he wants to finish what he started. He has no intention on getting traded.”

Carey Price already waived his full no-movement clause to be exposed in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, so the belief was he would entertain doing so again this offseason to have a fresh start with a new team after the tumultuous year he’s had.

So will Northeastern defenceman Jordan Harris sign with the Habs next week, if the Huskies can’t advance to the Frozen Four this weekend?

Only two games removed from returning to the Montreal Canadiens lineup after a two-month hiatus with a wrist injury, winger Jonathan Drouin is out of the lineup again. However, this time, it’s not that nagging wrist.

With the 2022 NCAA Frozen Four Tournament, Habs fans may want to pay attention because the Montreal Canadiens have seven prospects playing.

Did the Montreal Canadiens have a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Coyotes?

National Hockey Now

Boston: Montreal Canadiens fans are surely going to race to their local grocery mart for Brad Marchand’s new cereal right? Well, at least the ones who need new and tasty kitty litter eh?

All kidding aside, folks, I’ve covered Marchand since his rookie season and while he’s a pain in the derrière on the ice, he’s got a heart of gold off it, and this is just another example of his commitment to charity.

 

NYI: After signing an extension on NHL Trade Deadline Day, New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck is out for the season.

Pittsburgh: Our man in Pitt, and our boss, Dan Kingerski breaks down the state of the Pittsburgh Penguins after a shocking loss to the Sabres and the addition of Rickard Rakell.

Philly: The Philadelphia Flyers are still wheeling and dealing at the minor league level.

Florida: Thursday night was definitely going to be weird for Florida Panthers defenceman Ben Chiarot, his former Montreal Canadiens teammates, and Habs fans, as Chiarot made his Panthers debut against his former team.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche loaded up before the NHL Trade Deadline by adding the likes of former (yes, that sounds weird) Montreal Canadiens winger Artturi Lehkonen and defenceman Josh Manson from the Anaheim Ducks. Will that screw up team chemistry though?

Vegas: What happened with the botched Evgenii Dadonov trade is not just embarrassing for the Vegas Golden Knights, but to the NHL. This cannot happen again!

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Vancouver: Do the Vancouver Canucks really have a chance at making the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

NHL

Will the NHL install a ‘Kucherov Rule’ to prevent teams from flagrantly circumventing the salary cap?

 

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