With a week until the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal, the draft and NHL trade rumours are flying and the Montreal Canadiens are smack dab in the middle of them.
That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumors and reaction from the now-concluded Stanley Cup Final in the MHN Canadiens Daily:
Could the Montreal Canadiens pursue Vancouver Canucks goalie prospect and former World Juniors hero Michael DiPietro on the NHL trade market to build their goalie depth?
The Juraj Slafkovsky hype train now has the Slovakian winger almost even with Shane Wright in NHL Betting Odds on who will be drafted first overall a week from today at the 2022 NHL Draft.
The 2022 NHL Draft pick order has now been finalized and Kent Hughes and his staff now exactly what picks they have.
Don’t be surprised to see more than one Top Ten pick at the NHL Draft be moved leading into and on the first day of the draft. Will the New Jersey Devils move the second overall pick? There’s plenty of buzz that they will.
In case you missed it, here’s the latest Montreal Hockey Now Podcast featuring NHL Draft Insider Craig Button:
National Hockey Now
BOS: Per numerous sources, the Boston Bruins have narrowed their coaching staff down to David Quinn and Montreal native Jim Montgomery.
NYI: New York Islanders prospect William Dufour is now a Memorial Cup Champions and the CHL MVP.
PGH: Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations Brian Burke said the team is now waiting to hear from unrestricted free agents-to-be Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin.
PHI: What’s going on with Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Ryan Ellis? Will he be healthy when the 2022-23 regular season kicks off in October?
WSH: Will Quebec native and Washington Capitals winger Anthony Mantha take an even bigger leap next season?
FLA: Montreal native and Florida Panthers forward Anthony Duclair confirmed he will have surgery for an injured achilles and will be out for awhile.
DET: Reports are surfacing that Steve Yzerman interviewed Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Derek Lalonde for the Detroit Red Wings open coaching job. Yzerman hired Lalonde when he was the general manager of the Lightning.
COL: Nazem Kadri told the media that the Colorado Avalanche have made it clear to him they want to bring him back.
VGK: Will the Vegas Golden Knights trade defenceman Nicolas Hague for salary cap relief?
SJS: Why haven’t the San Jose Sharks named a new general manager yet?
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: Can the Vancouver Canucks break their bad runs at the NHL Draft?