Before we get into the latest Montreal Canadiens news, NHL trade and free agent rumours, and more in the latest Canadiens Daily, we want to send our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and all affected by the tragic death of Edmonton Oilers superfan Ben Stelter.
Six-year-old Ben won the hearts of not just Oilers fans but all NHL fans with his courageous battle against cancer and the shining spirit he displayed through his love for the Oilers and his favourite player, Oilers captain, Connor McDavid. Thank you Ben. Rest in peace little man.
The world lost the most special boy and an absolute hero last night. Ben, you were the best son we could ever hope for and you were my best bud ever. Your sisters were so lucky to have you as such a sweet brother. You fought so long and hard and beat so many odds. pic.twitter.com/HWibnZKOxC
— Mike Stelter (@m_dan25) August 10, 2022
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) August 10, 2022
Whether or not the Montreal Canadiens decide to trade goalie Jake Allen is yet to be seen but according to one NHL source, there is still interest in him on the NHL trade market. Could the Dallas Stars or Arizona Coyotes be interested?
Playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL, Montreal Canadiens prospect Jan Myšák saw a lot of Shane Wright, who played for the Kingston Frontenacs. Based on what he saw, he believes the Canadiens made the right choice draftin Juraj Slafkovsky over Wright at the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal.
Canada Hockey Now
VAN: What have been the top five moves for the Vancouver Canucks on the NHL trade and free agent markets this offseason?
National Hockey Now
BOS: Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney doesn’t seem too worried about the growing possibility that his team may go into the 2022-23 season with star winger David Pastrnak unsigned.
NYI: Are the New York Islanders finally about to get busy on the NHL trade market to accommodate signing UFA centre Nazem Kadri?
PGH: No matter what, Marc-Andre Fleury will always be part of the current Pittsburgh Penguins core in spirit.
PHI: How deep are the Philadelphia Flyers up the middle? Should they acquire another center on the NHL trade market?
WSH: Former Washington Capitals forward Johan Larsson has signed in Sweden.
FLA: The Florida Panthers have signed former Montreal Canadiens goalie Andrew Hammond to a professional tryout.
DET: While he will always be remembered as a Toronto Maple Leafs star, Borje Salming did finish his career with the Detroit Red Wings. Like Leafs and all NHL fans, Red Wings nation was saddened to learn that the hall of famer has been diagnosed with ALS.
COL: What’s the latest on Nathan MacKinnon‘s desired mega-deal for his next contract?
VGK: Looks like the Vegas Golden Knights dodged a major bullet with Max Pacioretty’s injury.
SJS: Can defenceman Derrick Pouliot find his game again with the San Jose Sharks?
Should Seattle Kraken forward Shane Wright have played for Hockey Canada at the World Juniors?
So far, Rogers Place has been a ghost town for the World Juniors and make no mistake, karma has kicked in for Hockey Canada!