The Colorado Avalanche are your 2022 Stanley Cup Champions.
Could the Montreal Canadiens make another outside the box hire to replace Luke Richardson and could that coach be a local product?
That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumors and the latest from the Stanley Cup Final in the MHN Canadiens Daily:
Could former Lac St. Louis head coach Jon Goyens be another outside the box hire for the Montreal Canadiens?
I say no but one NHL executive wondered to me if defenceman Joel Edmundson be a buyout candidate for the Montreal Canadiens?
Sean Burke has left the Montreal Canadiens to join the Vegas Golden Knights as a director of goaltending.
National Hockey Now
PGH: Other than Sidney Crosby, is anyone really untouchable on the Pittsburgh Penguins?
FLA: Our man in FLA, George Richards, went one-on-one with new Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice.
COL: Just over 26 years ago, the Colorado Avalanche won their first Stanley Cup in the state of Florida, beating the Florida Panthers in a sweep, in Miami. Then in 2001, Joe Sakic and the Avalanche helped hall of fame defenceman Ray Bourque hoist his first Stanley Cup. Now, 21 years later, Sakic is the general manager and the Avalanche are Stanley Cup champions again in Florida after beating the defending two-time, back-to-back champions, Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1 in Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final.
Our friends at Colorado Hockey Now, Adrian Dater and Terry Frei were there in 1996 and 2001 for the last two Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cups and they’ve got you covered for the 2022 win.
-Here’s your instant game and Stanley Cup win reaction from Dater.
-Frei says ‘make no mistake, this is the best Colorado Avalanche team ever.
-Dater, who has covered Joe Sakic since he and the Avalanche arrived in Denver from Quebec City in 1995, has a great interview with the Avalanche GM and his wife.
SJS: San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns is till a factor in this league.
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: It’s very likely that former Vancouver Canucks, the Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik, will be named hall of fame inductees on Monday.