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Canadiens Daily: Suzuki Not Up For Tanking, NHL Rumours



NHL Trade

The Montreal Canadiens likely aren’t done on the NHL trade and free agent market but Nick Suzuki wants to be done losing.

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

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens centre Nick Suzuki was happy the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and he’s planning on getting back there a lot sooner than many expect. Suzuki is confident Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes can work the NHL trade and free agent markets to make the Habs contenders a lot sooner than many expect.

The Montreal Canadiens have been one of many NHL trade suitors for Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujärvi. Based on recent reports, if they still want to potentially acquire him, they may be better off waiting until training camp.

Canada Hockey Now

VAN: Are the Vancouver Canucks in better hands with former general manager Jim Benning of 2021 or their current GM Patrik Allvin?

CAL: New Calgary Flames winger Jonathan Huberdeau is ready to rock but can he thrive under the old school Jedi master Darryl Sutter?

National Hockey Now

PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a conundrum with their roster and the salary cap. How can they solve it?

PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers may be about to get a bump on their roster depth.

WSH: Washington Capitals news is slow but there’s still some good stories coming from Sammi Silber.

FLA: Sorry Florida Panthers fans but yes, Jonathan Huberdeau has signed with the Calgary Flames long term; move on!

DET: Where does first round pick Marco Kasper fit in for the Detroit Red Wings right now?

COL: Our man in Denver, Adrian Dater does not like the idea of putting Mikko Rantanen at center if the Colorado Avalanche don’t bring Nazem Kadri. back.

VGK: Forget searching for cheap scoring on the NHL trade market, the Vegas Golden Knights need to take the discount and sign Phil Kessel? That’s what our man in Sin City, Owen Krepps thinks.

SJS: Thankfully the San Jose Sharks didn’t have to move Mario Ferraro on the NHL trade market and signed him to a new contract.


Hall of fame puck scribe Larry Brooks thinks it’s time for the New York Islanders to honor former captain Ed Westfall and retire his number.

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