The Montreal Canadiens made a substantial third wave of cuts at training camp
Kirby Dach showing glimpses of his potential
Emil Heineman continues to stand out during training camp
That, more Montreal Canadiens, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
The Montreal Canadiens invited 74 players to training camp this year, but those numbers have now dropped considerably after a third wave of cuts.
With several high-end prospects attending the Montreal Canadiens training camp, you could excuse a relatively quiet outing from a player like Emil Heineman.
The Habs acquired Kirby Dach to mould him into a big, top-six centre with good vision and great transition play; things he showed glimpses of against the Winnipeg Jets.
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CGY: Michael Stone is all in on the Calgary Flames, something he’s shown for many years.
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NYI: New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert has been adamant about moving forward, but his latest line combinations illustrate that not everything is being left in the past.
BOS: The Boston Bruins lineup is going to have a very familiar look on Saturday afternoon as much of the expected opening night group will take the ice for the matinee exhibition game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins have whittled their training-camp roster to 45 by assigning nine players to their farm team in Wilkes-Barre.
PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers reduced their training camp roster by 20 players Friday, sending 18 to the AHL’s Phantoms and putting forwards Isaac Ratcliffe and Linus Sandin on waivers.
WSH: The Washington Capitals made more cuts on Friday, assigning 18 players and placing four on waivers.
FLA: The Florida Panthers upset some (key word: some) of their most ardent fans when word leaked over the summer that the team would change their goal song for the upcoming season.
DET: Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde isn’t looking for perfection from his players. He’s looking for progress. Day-to-day improvement.
VGK: On Thursday, QMJHL forward Joe Fleming signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Vegas Golden Knights
SJS: Could top San Jose Sharks prospect Thomas Bordeleau get moved to wing to start the season?
DAL: As promised, the Dallas Stars decreased their roster size again on Friday, but cutting six players from training camp.