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Canadiens Daily: Petry Traded; Dach For Dubois? NHL Free Agency



NHL Trade

The Montreal Canadiens were busy on the NHL trade market again and they may not be done.

That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumours and more in the latest Canadiens Daily:

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens general manager finally found what he believed to be the right fit for Jeff Petry and his team on the NHL trade market. Late Saturday afternoon, Hughes sent Petry and centre Ryan Poehling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Montreal native and defenceman Mike Matheson and a 2023 fourth round pick.

Speaking of the NHL trade market, Hughes may not be done. Could Kirby Dach‘s time with the Canadiens be over before it begins on the ice?

My partner-in-scribe at Montreal Hockey Now, Marco D’Amico, has a list of Canadiens untouchables for whenever Kent Hughes does hit the NHL trade market again.

National Hockey Now

BOS: The Boston Bruins may lose another assistant head coach this week as Joe Sacco is set to interview for the head coaching job with the San Jose Sharks.

NYI: The New York Islanders are reportedly in the Nazem Kadri Sweepstakes but does he make sense for them right now?

PGH: What NHL trade grade did the Pittsburgh Penguins get for their two trades they made on Saturday?

WSH: Could we see a father-son duo for the Washington Capitals soon?

DET: Former Winnipeg Jets teammates Andrew Copp and Ben Chiarot are now reunited as Detroit Red Wings teammates.

COL: Another day goes by and still no word on whether or not Nazem Kadri will return to the Colorado Avalanche.

SJS: Here’s the San Jose Sharks perspective on the potential hiring of Joe Sacco as their new head coach.

Canada Hockey Now

VAN: The Vancouver Canucks have been busy signing and acquiring Russians on the NHL trade market. So who’s their best Russian player?

CAL: Will the Calgary Flames avoid another Johnny Gaudreau nightmare with Matthew Tkachuk? If they can’t sign the rugged and high-scoring winger, they better get something for him on the NHL trade market before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.


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