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Canadiens Daily: Montembeault Locked Up; Hughes Not Done



Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes

Did the Montreal Canadiens just make a move that gave a hint on Carey Price’s future?

Don’t expect Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes to finally go on summer vacation just yet.

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

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In what could be taken as a clear indication that Carey Price likely won’t be ready for the start of the season, if at all, the Montreal Canadiens signed goalie Samuel Montembeault to a two-year, ONE-WAY, $2 million contract.

With the 2022 World Juniors picking up again in August, some Montreal Canadiens prospects won’t be returning to the tournament.

Don’t expect Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes to stop wheeling and dealing to improve the Canadiens’ blue line.

National Hockey Now

BOS: New Boston Bruins centre Pavel Zacha has filed for salary arbitration potentially putting the Bruins in even deeper cap hell.

NYI: Thankfully, the New York Islanders won’t have to worry about newly acquired defenceman and former Montreal Canadiens rearguard Alexander Romanov re-entering the Unites States from Russia because he’s already in Miami.

PGH: What will the forward lines and defensive pairings look like for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season based on the recent trades they made.

PHI: New Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella has a message for frustrated Flyers fans.

DET: The Detroit Red Wings have completed their 2022-23 coaching staff by hiring Jay Varady as an assistant coach.

SJS: The San Jose Sharks have signed restricted free agent Luke Kunin for two years with a $2.75 million dollar AAV and  goalie Kaapo Kahkonen for two years with a $2.75 million AAV.

Canada Hockey Now

VAN: Heartbreaking news and a wakeup call to those who may use cocaine, recreationally or regularly. Longtime Worcester Railers/Sharks PR guru and announcer Eric Lindquist recently died from an overdose of cocaine and the fentanyl mixed into the cocaine he was using. This mix is way too common now and too many, like Eric, are being lost way too young.

CAL: The Calgary Flames are taking forward Matthew Tkachuk into arbitration.


Longtime Chicago Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk abruptly left the team and joined the Seattle Kraken broadcast team on Monday.
Ottawa Senators fans are getting excited for the upcoming season after the team’s recent offseason moves.
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Daniel LMontagne

Why would Montreal not try to develop Poehling? An asset they already had. Just wondering.

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