Will the Montreal Canadiens swap wingers with the Edmonton Oilers on the NHL trade market?
That, Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade and free agent rumours and more in the latest Canadiens Daily:
The Montreal Canadiens had already inquired on what it would cost to acquire Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujärvi on the NHL trade market in June; will they circle back now that the fourth overall pick at the 2016 NHL Draft is locked up on a one-year, $3 million contract?
Montreal Canadiens defenceman Chris Wideman showed some true leadership and class by giving up his No. 20 for rookie forward and top overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky.
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BOS: Could Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak be on the NHL trade market if the Bruins can’t sign him to a long-term extension before the 2022-23 season begins?
NYI: My MHN partner-in-scribe Marco D’Amico will have more on this later today but former Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexander Romanov donned the blue and orange of the New York Islanders for the first time this weekend.
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins will still need to shed some cp space on the NHL trade market, but could veteran forward Brian Boyle wind up in Pittsburgh for another season?
PHI: Could Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher get busy on the NHL trade market after losing another key player in rookie Bobby Brink for five months following hip surgery?
WSH: New Washington Capitals assistant coach Scott Allen will run the penalty kill for the Capitals this season.
FLA: Florida Panthers GM Bill Zito knew that Matthew Tkachuk was available on the NHL trade market but once he realized that the Panthers were a team that Tkachuk would sign long-term with, he pounced, even if that meant trading his best offensive player from last season in Jonathan Huberdeau.
DET: Sad story out of Ottawa Tuesday as former Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan was arrested for public intoxication at Nashville International airport. Ryan, who is a recovering alcoholic, won the 2020 Masterton Trophy after going to rehab, getting dry and coming back to have a solid season for the Red Wings. Here’s hoping he can get back on the wagon again and to the immature trolls on social media trashing on him, grow up!
COL: Colorado Avalanche defenceman Josh Manson leans on his faith in God to excel in the NHL and in life.
VGK: Thanks to two salary cap dumps on the wing this summer, the Vegas Golden Knights are searching the NHL trade and free agent markets for two potential and cheap top six wingers.
SJS: The San Jose Sharks formally introduced David Quinn as their new head coach on Tuesday.
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VAN: Former Vancouver Canucks winger Jake Virtanen was cleared of rape charges.
CAL: New Calgary Flames winger Jonathan Huberdeau will not ask Mikael Backlund for No. 11 in Calgary.