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Canadiens Daily: Joshua Roy; ‘Kucherov Rule’ Null And Void?

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed prospect Joshua Roy.

Why do so many NHL GM’s complain about the Tampa Bay Lightning circumventing the salary cap but not put their words into action?

That and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:

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The Montreal Canadiens allowed the Florida Panthers to score three consecutive goals twice and lost 7-4.

The Habs signed prospect Joshua Roy after he tore up the QMJHL this season.

Speaking of Joshua Roy, I highly suggest you check out the two-part Q and A my partner-in-scribe Marco D’Amico did with him.

Has Canadiens prospect Jesse Ylönen proven he’s ready for a legit shot in training camp next fall?

If Martin St. Louis wants to shed the interim tag and become the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens going past this season, the job is his says Habs general manager Kent Hughes.

Hughes is also hoping he finally gets his first Carey Price start of his young Montreal Canadiens GM tenure this season.

National Hockey Now

BOS: Boston Bruins winger Taylor Hall was fined $5000 for a gloved punch from behind on Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin.

NYI: The NHL salary cap will be rising by $1 million to $82.5 million next season. How will that affect the New York Islanders and their cap situation?

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins have never been shy in the NCAA free agent market and on Tuesday, they signed Western Michigan forward Ty Glover to a three-year entry level deal.

Philadelphia: The Penguins’ cross-state rival, the Philadelphia Flyers signed another Western Michigan product Tuesday. The Flyers inked high-scoring defenceman Ronnie Attard to a two-year, entry-level contract that will begin this season. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Attard is expected to play with the Flyers this season.

Detroit: The Detroit Red Wings absolutely collapsed over the last month but they’re hoping to build some stepping stones for next season down the stretch.

Colorado: Could the Colorado Avalanche be without forward Nathan MacKinnon down the stretch run?

Vegas: Our main man in Vegas, Owen Krepps, addresses the current state of the Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose: Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk passed away Monday night and on Tuesday, former Senators captain and current San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson remembered his former boss as a passionate NHL owner.

Canada Hockey Now

Calgary: More and more, it seems like the Calgary Flames will lose Hart Trophy candidate and former Boston College star forward Johnny Gaudreau to unrestricted free agency this summer.

Vancouver: Will the Vancouver Canucks be able to handle the physicality of the Stanley Cup Playoffs if they make it to the postseason?

NHL

NHL games in Quebec again? It could happen next season but it won’t be because the Quebec Nordiques return.

On the final day of the NHL GM meetings, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman seemed to think that teams using LTIR as a cap loophole is a media myth. OK, Gary. …yeah. What was worse though was the GMs that continually bash the Tampa Bay Lightning for what they did with Nikita Kucherov last season, seem to be against any changes. If you’re not going to vote for change then don’t call for it!

Will the Arizona Coyotes lose their in-arena gambling license when they start playing their home games at Arizona State?

 

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