The Montreal Canadiens are expected to be very busy on the NHL trade market.
That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumors and NHL Draft news in the MHN Canadiens Daily:
Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes is getting great reviews from his peers as he attempts to use the NHL trade market to unload salary cap space and improve his roster.
While Hughes explores the NHL trade market and prepares for the NHL Draft, he also his his own restricted free agents like Alexander Romanov to deal with.
My MHN partner-in-scribe released his final 2022 NHL Draft rankings Saturday and added in the second round as well.
National Hockey Now
PGH: There’s immense pressure on Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall as longtime Penguins stars Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin remain unsigned eight days before the start of free agency.
DET: Could the Detroit Red Wings pick Cutter Gauthier eighth overall at the NHL Draft?
COL: Colorado Avalanche fans from all over made the pilgrimage to Denver for the Stanley Cup parade this past Thursday.
VGK: Will the Vegas Golden Knights hit the NHL trade market to trade up at the NHL Draft next week? If not, their first pick will be 48th overall.
SJS: If former San Jose Sharks and Boston University player and assistant coach Mike Grier becomes the general manager of the San Jose Sharks, will he hire former Boston University and New York Rangers head coach David Quinn?
Note: I graduated high school with Mike Grier at the hockey factory St. Sebastian’s in Needham, MA. Hoping he gets this gig because he deserves it!
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: The Vancouver Canucks are in no hurry to move centre J.T. Miller on the NHL trade market.