More and more, it sounds like Christian Dvorak won’t be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.
That, more Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade rumours and more in the latest Canadiens Daily:
The more this offseason goes on, it appears there’s more than just smoke to the NHL trade rumours involving Montreal Canadiens centre Christian Dvorak. Many NHL insiders believe Dvorak could be involved in a trade for Winnipeg Jets centre Pierre-Luc Dubois but one NHL exec says other teams have interest too.
Montreal Canadiens executive vice president Jeff Gorton hit one out of the park when he bought low on centre Mika Zibanejad in a trade with the Ottawa Senators when he was general manager of the New York Rangers. Could Kent Hughes do the same with Kirby Dach?
The Montreal Canadiens are clearly active in NHL trade talks but other than the rumoured names we hear them linked to, what are their biggest organizational needs? Marco D’Amico examines.
National Hockey Now
BOS: Did new Boston Bruins general manager Jim Montgomery spill the beans on a potential Patrice Bergeron return?
NYI: The New York Islanders were linked to St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko in NHL trade rumours last offseason but nothing came of it. What about this summer?
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly have solid goalie depth in their system.
PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild public relations staffs were recently named the 2021-22 winners of the Dick Dillman Award, presented annually to honor the work of outstanding NHL PR staffs.
WSH: How will the second and third forward lines for the Washington Capitals look like when the 2022-23 season begins?
FLA: Former Montreal Canadiens centre Nick Cousins thinks he can be a good fit with his new team, the Florida Panthers.
DET: The Detroit Red Wings have been feelers out on the NHL trade market for forward Tyler Bertuzzi and the player who cost them some games in Canada because he was unvaccinated, could be on his way out of Motown.
COL: Adrian Dater says that the Nazem Kadri free agent situation is ‘becoming a drag’. Love Adrian but gotta say I disagree. The Colorado Avalanche and their fans are lucky he hasn’t signed yet and appears to be giving the Avalanche time to bring him back. Patience AD, patience!
SJS: Will another Sturm find success in San Jose? New Sharks forward Marco Sturm sure hopes so.
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: Vancouver Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers was a hot name in NHL trade rumours at the NHL Draft but over a week later, he’s still a Canuck.
CAL: More and more, it appears that Matthew Tkachuk will be traded by the Calgary Flames. What a nightmare offseason for the Flames and their fans!