The Montreal Canadiens couldn’t muster much offence in their loss to the Detroit Red Wings, but Jake Allen and Kaiden Guhle stood tall.
Filip Mesar getting a chance to prove he belongs with Laval Rocket.
Kent Hughes will likely wait a bit before weaponizing his extra LTIR space.
That, more Montreal Canadiens, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
Kaiden Guhle is now the top left-handed defenceman on the team due to injuries; a big opportunity for him to prove he shouldn’t be part of the prospect rotation this season.
Filip Mesar wants to play with the Laval Rocket this season and now has a chance to prove he belongs.
Kent Hughes currently has around $1.8M in LTIR relief space to play with, but they’ll likely wait a bit before weaponizing it, just like they did this summer.
The Montreal Canadiens signed William Trudeau to his entry-level contract, likely meaning that he’ll be playing with Laval all season.
The Canadiens weren’t able to muster much offence in their shutout loss to the Detroit Red Wings, but Jake Allen and Kaiden Guhle stood out in big ways.
Canada Hockey Now
CGY: The Calgary Flames aren’t going into the season with a captain this year, and the reason is rather interesting.
National Hockey Now
NYI: New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin continued to prove why he’s one of the best up-and-coming goalies in the league.
BOS: For David Krejci, it took no time at all to get right back up to NHL pace and level of play in his first game back with the Boston Bruins in almost 500 days.
PGH: Those big-birded Pittsburgh Penguins hats that Evgeni Malkin has been wearing are the rage on social media.
PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers made three roster moves Friday, a day when three key players were not able to practice in Voorhees.
WSH: The Washington Capitals have started the year 0-2 and the biggest issue so far has been their power play.
FLA: When the Florida Panthers traded for Matthew Tkachuk, they knew they what they were getting, and he didn’t disappoint in his debut.
DET: Michael Rasmussen, Oskar Sundqvist and Elmer Soderblom are establishing their credentials as the Detroit Red Wings‘ “big line”.
VGK: The story of Paul Cotter has been a fun one early on in the season for the Vegas Golden Knights.
SJS: Brent Burns never liked talking during morning skates, but even he couldn’t ignore the magnitude of his return to SAP Center.
DAL: The Dallas Stars may have had an impressive debut, but head coach Peter DeBoer knows there’s more work to be done.