After trading defenceman Jeff Petry and forward Ryan Poehling on July 16, the Canadiens weren’t busy on the NHL trade market this past week. However, the Panthers-Flames blockbuster trade on Friday could impact the Canadiens.
That, Montreal Canadiens news, more NHL trade and free agent rumours and more in the latest Canadiens Daily:
By all accounts, the Montreal Canadiens were not in the Matthew Tkachuk NHL trade sweepstakes but they still stand to benefit from the haul the Florida Panthers gave the Calgary Flames for Tkachuk.
Could new Calgary Flames winger Jonathan Huberdeau become the Canadiens’ version of Artemi Panarin next summer?
Classy move by the Boston Bruins to award Canadiens executive vice president Jeff Gorton and co-director of amateur scouting Nick Bobrov 2011 Stanley Cup rings.
National Hockey Now
BOS: The Boston Bruins locked up center/wing Jack Studnicka to a two-year contract Saturday.
PGH: The new contracts for Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang and forward Evgeni Malkin won’t affect the Penguins’ salary cap as much as previously thought.
WSH: Former Washington Capitals goalie Sergei Samsonov made sure to thank the organization that gave him his NHL start recently.
FLA: For those saying that the Panthers traded away too much on the NHL trade market and/or paid Matthew Tkachuk too much on his extension, the Panthers actually freed up cap space after this season thanks to those moves.
COL: If you want to see the Colorado Avalanche raise the 2022 Stanley Cup banner next October, get ready to pay a premium price.
SJS: The San Jose Sharks will introduce former New York Rangers head coach David Quinn as their new bench boss on Monday.
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: How do the Vancouver Canucks stack up against their Pacific Division rivals, the revamped Calgary Flames
CAL: The Calgary Flames definitely got a great return on the NHL trade market in the Tkachuk trade but if they don’t go deep into the playoffs this season, will it all be worth it in the end?