That, more Montreal Canadiens and NHL news, as well as NHL trade rumours.
The ramp-up to the 2022-23 season will make this rookie camp feel a little different for the Montreal Canadiens, particularly for their defensive prospects.
It should come as no surprise that Nick Suzuki was named the 31st captain of the Montreal Canadiens organization, as he’s been preparing for this role well before he was acquired by the club.
Canada Hockey Now
CGY: Calgary Flames miss out on signing Evan Rodrigues, but bring in Cody Eakin on a PTO.
VAN: Asked repeatedly about his lack of a new deal 11 days from the start of training camp, Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat kept an even keel and responded in a tempered, non-obligatory manner. As is his way
National Hockey Now
NYI: It would not make sense for the New York Islanders to offer PK Subban a PTO this fall due to some… history.
BOS: Will recently acquired Pavel Zacha be able to hit the ground running with the Boston Bruins this season?
PGH: The defensive pairings for the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to look mighty different this year after a flurry of off-season moves.
WSH: Washington Capitals forward Carl Hagelin looks to be on the cusp of completing his comeback from an unfortunate eye injury. What does it mean for the Caps though?
PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers are expecting a tough training camp under demanding new coach John Tortorella.
DET: Detroit Red Wings defenceman Mortiz Seider was ranked as the 49th best player in the NHL by the NHL Network; but that’s just par for the course for Seider, who’s proven his doubters wrong his whole life.
VGK: Adding further insult to injury on giving away Max Pacioretty for nothing this summer, former Vegas Golden Knight draft pick, Nick Suzuki, has been named the 31st captain in Montreal Canadiens team history.
SJS: We’re hearing that the San Jose Sharks’ new Reverse Retro will be a primarily white jersey, inspired by the 1974-75 Golden Seals