Montreal Canadiens rookie Juraj Slafkovsky has started receiving some high praise from Marian Gaborik.
Catch up on anything you missed this week with the Canadiens Weekly Wrap-Up.
Trade chatter across the NHL.
That, more Montreal Canadiens, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
The Montreal Canadiens are still looking for a right-shot defenceman, and a previously identified target could be available via waivers in the near future.
Canadiens Weekly Wrap-Up, including Xhekaj’s big fight, Slafkovsky’s encouraging progress, Canadiens trade chatter, Caufield’s impressive scoring rate, and much more:
Canada Hockey Now
CGY: Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames aren’t doing things the easy way. But a bend-but-don’t break attitude is ensuring the most important statistic of all.
National Hockey Now
NYI: The New York Islanders‘ backend has been heavily active on the rush and in the offensive zone, which has helped them create way more offence.
BOS: Nick Foligno is now looking like the guy the Boston Bruins thought they were getting last season.
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins did not give Danton Heinen a qualifying offer last July, and, with the way he’s playing, he might not have to worry about it next summer.
PHI: Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella strongly hinted the other day that, with the addition of Lukas Sedlak, someone would be demoted to the AHL.
WSH: The Washington Capitals have scratched rookie Connor McMichael five times in six games, will he be heading to Hershey soon?
FLA: Eric Staal’s road to joining the Florida Panthers was not the easiest one but his patience paid off.
DET: The Detroit Red Wings are clear about what area of their game needs significant improvement.
VGK: Vegas Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy lamented the lack of puck management, a facet that will need to be improved moving forward.
SJS: Is Marc-Edouard Vlasic really to blame for the San Jose Shark‘s loss to the New Jersey Devils? Hold on a minute.
DAL:The ageless Joe Pavelski scored his first regular-season hat trick with the Dallas Stars, en route to a 5-2 against the Montreal Canadiens.