The Montreal Canadiens will need to utilize the NHL trade market or waiver wire to free up salary cap space but it won’t just be because of Kirby Dach.
That, Montreal Canadiens news, and more NHL trade and free agent rumours in the latest Canadiens Daily:
Based on what one trusted NHL exec told Montreal Hockey Now on Tuesday, signing Kirby Dach is the least of the salary cap worries for the Montreal Canadiens.
After watching this video of Logan Cooley go before Shane Wright at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, can we really say Wright wasn’t staring down the Montreal Canadiens’ table when he finally got picked by the Seattle Kraken?
Are you ready for some World Juniors in the dead heat of August? Five Montreal Canadiens prospects are!
Had a great time talking Canadiens, Bruins and NHL with my favourite paisano from the 514, Tony Marinaro on The Sick Podcast. Can Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes and Martin St. Louis lead the Canadiens to their 25th Stanley Cup?
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: The 2022 World Juniors have a Vancouver Canucks flavour.
National Hockey Now
BOS: According to David Krejci, the firing of Bruce Cassidy had nothing to do with him deciding to return to the Boston Bruins.
NYI: Who will be the odd man out on the NHL trade market for the New York Islanders so they can finally sign UFA centre Nazem Kadri?
PGH: How will recent hockey operations hires for the Pittsburgh Penguins help them on the NHL trade and free agent markets, as well as at the NHL Draft?
DET: The Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent defenceman Jake Walman are not seeing eye-to-eye on his next contract.
COL: Are the Colorado Avalanche going to rearrange their roster on the NHL trade market due to Nathan MacKinnon’s contract demands?
VGK: Could unrestricted free agent forward Sonny Milano be a fit for the Vegas Golden Knights?
SJS: Is San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture underrated?
Should the Toronto Maple Leafs strip John Tavares of the captaincy and put the C on Auston Matthews? Huh? What?
It was a good day for the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday:
DONE DEAL 😤
Martin Necas has signed a 2-year contract with the #Canes!
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) August 9, 2022
And then a bad day:
Max Pacioretty will undergo surgery to repair a torn Achilles tomorrow in Raleigh. His expected recovery time is six months.https://t.co/KKh3qUYkRh
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) August 10, 2022