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Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes

Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes is waiting for the right fit before pouncing on waivers.

Ranking the top-5 Montreal Canadiens forward prospects based on their performance at camp.

Injuries to key veterans could change the look of the Canadiens’ roster on opening night.

That, more Montreal Canadiens, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:

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Injuries to key veterans like Paul Byron and Joel Armia now allow the Canadiens to get creative on the look of their roster before the start of the season.

Ranking the top-5 best Canadiens forward prospects at training camp this fall.

The new line combinations put forth by Martin St. Louis could be a preview of what the opening night roster will look like and that could be good news for Juraj Slafkvosky and Kaiden Guhle.

As NHL rosters start to take shape, the list of players placed on waivers increases almost every day, presenting Kent Hughes with a unique opportunity to rectify some of the glaring weaknesses on the team.

Canada Hockey Now

CGY: The Calgary Flames finally cut their professional tryout contracts — releasing both Sonny Milano and Cody Eakin from their PTOs on Thursday.

National Hockey Now

NYI: With Mathew Barzal now locked up for the next eight seasons for $73.2 million, the New York Islanders do have decisions to make following the conclusion of the 2022-23 season.

BOS: The Boston Bruins announced their last significant group of training camp roster cuts ahead of the weekend, and there were a few surprises on the list based on the way preseason played out.

PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins may have found Jeff Petry a defence partner after some experimentation this training camp.

PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers’ opening-night roster, which won’t exactly scare any NHL opponents, is close to being finalized.

WSH: Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has heard the criticism and the mixed responses to his sense of humour. And he doesn’t really care.

FLA: It has been a long, strange year for Michael Del Zotto. One that has ended up with the Florida Panthers. 

DET: The Detroit Red Wings saw an uptick in scoring last season, with Tyler Bertuzzi, Dylan Larkin, and Lucas Raymond all crossing the 20-goal threshold. Will there be more this season?

VGK: New Vegas Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy believes his bottom-six is ‘not anywhere close to where it needs to be’.

SJS: David Quinn’s biggest challenge this season is going to be optimizing the performance of Erik Karlsson, and this is how he plans to do it.

DAL: The biggest worry of Stars fans is a worry no more, as the Dallas Stars have signed forward Jason Robertson to a four-year contract extension worth $7.75 million per year.

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