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Canadiens Daily: Prospects Impress, Creative Moves Ahead?



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Several key prospects impressed on Day 1 of training camp, a very encouraging sign for Montreal Canadiens fans.

Canadiens EVP Jeff Gorton wants to get creative to fix the logjam at forward.

That, and more in the MHN Canadiens Daily:

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Day 1 of camp saw prospects Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar, among others, stand out with impressive performances.

Canadiens EVP Jeff Gorton believes they will have to make some tough roster decisions during training camp, and they’re ready to get creative to make it work.

Canada Hockey Now

VAN: Contract talks between the Vancouver Canucks and captain Bo Horvat’s camp are dragging and believe that if a deal isn’t in place by the trade deadline in March, Horvat will be moved

CAL: A major question was answered at Calgary Flames camp on Thursday as players hit the ice for the first time.

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NYI: New York Islanders defenceman Scott Mayfield feels 100% and is ready to make an impact this season.

BOS: The Boston Bruins have been on the lookout for more defensemen depth may have shored it up by inviting Anton Stralman to training camp

PGH: Ron Hextall knows that he has to pare roughly $1.5 million from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ payroll to get under the NHL’s salary-cap ceiling, and he knows there are a couple of ways to accomplish that.

PHI: Travis Konecny and Max Willman scored first-period goals against Carter Hart, sparking Team White past Team Orange, 6-0, in a Philadelphia Flyers intrasquad scrimmage

WSH: Washington Capitals forward Dylan Strome is on a mission to make the Chicago Blackhawks regret letting him walk this summer.

FLA: The vast majority of Matthew Tkachuk’s new teammates with the Florida Panthers do not have fond memories of playing against him, but one, in particular, is happy to see him again.

DET: The first time new Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde called Dylan Larkin, the captain was certain it was a wrong number.

COL: Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar  stated that Gabriel Landeskog is dealing with a lower-body injury and that he may unlikely to start the regular season on time.

VGK: Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman speculated if Hague’s delayed extension has anything to do with the Vegas Golden Knights making a bigger move.

SJS: Radim Simek is happy to get a fresh start…and with the San Jose Sharks.

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