NHL trade rumours are starting to pick up more but too many teams can’t wheel and deal due to salary cap restraints.
That, Montreal Canadiens news and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
What Montreal Canadiens prospects have an actual shot of making the 2022-23 NHL roster for the Canadiens? My partner in scribe for MHN, Marco D’Amico, gives you his picks. Besides Juraj Slafkovsky, I’m really liking Jordan Harris.
Marco has confirmed that Canadiens prospect Jayden Struble will play out his final season at Northeastern University. I can tell you that in numerous conversations with NHL scouts, Struble has been mentioned in NHL trade discussions because of how much these scouts value him.
Canada Hockey Now
CAL: With Matthew Tkachuk gone on the NHL trade market, is Dillon Dube destined for first line duty for the Calgary Flames this season?
National Hockey Now
NYI: Our man on the Island, Stefen Rosner, dissects the NHL trade rumours that have New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov being dealt to the Vegas Golden Knights.
PGH: Should the Pittsburgh Penguins send newly acquired defenceman Ty Smith to the AHL to shed cap space?
PHI: Where do the Philadelphia Flyers rank in goaltending depth in the NHL?
WSH: The Washington Capitals may have made some steals on the NHL Trade market and drafting.
DET: The Detroit Red Wings have acquired new players on the NHL trade and free agent markets. So who will wear what numbers?
COL: Shane Bowers came to the Colorado Avalanche on the NHL trade market in the famous Matt Duchene trade and on Wednesday he signed a one-year, two-way contract.
VGK: Once again, should the Vegas Golden Knights take on the cap space and acquire New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov?
SJS: Should the San Jose Sharks sign unrestricted free agent and former Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban?
The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenceman Jack Johnson to a one-year, $950,000 contract.
Per friend of MHN, Luke Fox, the Toronto Maple Leafs and RFA defenceman Rasmus Sandin are far apart.
Trust in Hockey Canada is, as expected, at an all-time low amongst the Canadian hockey world.