The Tampa Bay Lightning got the post-Stanley Cup Final NHL trade market rolling Sunday. Could the Montreal Canadiens be next?
That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumours and NHL Draft news in the MHN Canadiens Daily:
NHL trade chatter surrounding Montreal Canadiens centre Christian Dvorak has picked back up again.
The Canadiens are taking plenty of NHL trade inquiries for goalie Jake Allen lately but they appear intent on rolling with the veteran netminder to start the season.
Top NHL Draft prospect Shane Wright has had to deal with some rather harsh and unprofessional criticism from some fans and media.
National Hockey Now
NYI: On Sunday, we linked a Larry Brooks column suggesting that not only should New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello be busy on the NHL trade market but he should do everything he can to sign potential unrestricted free agent Johnny Gaudreau. Well, this isn’t the first time someone made a case for that as our man on the Island Stefan Rosner made a case for it in May.
PGH: After ending up with the Florida Panthers back in Sept. 2020 via the NHL trade market, could former Pittsburgh Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist end up back with the Penguins this offseason?
PHI: Has the Philadelphia Flyers offseason been cursed? The latest craziness to hit the Flyers was backup goalie Ivan Fedotov was detained for ‘dodging the draft’ and refusing to fight for Russia in Ukraine. He then fell ill and his status is unknown.
FLA: Joe Thornton turned 43 on Saturday; will he be back with the Florida Panthers next season? Will he even be in the NHL?
COL: Unless they get busy on the NHL trade market, it could be a quiet NHL Draft for the Colorado Avalanche.
SJS: Speaking of the defending Stanley Cup champions, they denied the San Jose Sharks a chance to interview their assistant general manager Chris MacFarland for their open GM job.
VGK: How the Vegas Golden Knights done in their first five NHL Drafts?
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: Could the Vancouver Canucks unload a defenceman on the NHL Trade market?