The Montreal Canadiens aren’t drafting at the top of a weak NHL Draft just because of the debate at the top.
The two-time, back-to-back, Stanley Cup Champions, Tampa Bay Lightning aren’t going quietly into the night.
That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumours and the latest from the Stanley Cup Final in the MHN Canadiens Daily:
Are the Montreal Canadiens picking first overall in a weak NHL Draft pool? Is the Shane Wright-Juraj Slafkovsky debate clouding people’s opinions? Two longtime NHL Draft analysts joined the last two episodes of the Montreal Hockey Now Podcast to discuss the topic.
Kaiden Guhle is getting plenty of love right now as he and the Edmonton Oil Kings battle for the Memorial Cup but there have been plenty of Montreal Canadiens prospects that have made great strides this past season.
The departure of Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Luke Richardson could lead to another outside-the-box hire for the team.
National Hockey Now
BOS: The return of Patrice Bergeron to the Boston Bruins is a good thing right now but is it prolonging the inevitable rebuild the Bruins are headed for?
PGH: Just how bad or good is the Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool and can they add to it at the NHL Draft
PHI: Players that have played under new Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella dispel the myths surrounding him.
DET: The Detroit Red Wings are still searching for a new head coach. Are they any closer as the NHL Draft approaches?
COL: Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky could return for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
VGK: Former Vegas Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer was ‘rattled’ when he was fired by the Knights but is happy to be the new bench boss for the Dallas Stars.
SJS: The San Jose Sharks are down to a list of three to become their next general manager.
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: My main man in VAN, Rob Simpson, says the Vancouver are still a player in the Tyson Barrie NHL trade sweepstakes.