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Canadiens Wrap-Up: Habs Trade Talk, Roster Shuffle & Waivers

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MONTREAL — There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but many fans lead a very busy life, meaning it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every news story.

But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Every Sunday we will recap the most exciting and relevant news stories that you may have missed throughout the week.

Monday

  • Montreal Canadiens Juraj Slafkovsky is nursing an upper-body injury, and every game he misses impacts his contract status and earning potential.
  • Carey Price addressed the media on Monday, discussing his ongoing injury situation regarding his knee, as well as his tentative plans for the future.
  • Arber Xhekaj and Jordan Harris stood out the most for the Montreal Canadiens during Week2 of the 2022-2023 season.
  • Kent Hughes would like to add a third 2023 1st round pick before the end of the season, and shopping Sean Monahan may be his best way to get it done.

Tuesday

  • With Joel Armia and Joel Edmundson nearing a return, a lineup shuffle is inevitable for the Canadiens. Thankfully, Martin St-Louis confirmed he’s keeping a close eye on his players’ underlying numbers.
  • An early projection of the rosters for the upcoming 2023 World Junior Championships shows that the Canadiens will be well-represented this time around.
  • The Canadiens continue to struggle due to a lack of secondary scoring from their veterans, leading to a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Wednesday

  • The Montreal Canadiens just acquired a former 1st round pick via trade, and another is currently available on waivers that many believe won’t clear.
  • The Canadiens acquired Nicolas Beaudin from the Chicago Blackhawks for Cam Hillis.
  • Grading all 15 trades made by general manager Kent Hughes since taking over the Canadiens.
  • The Canadiens gave an update on Juraj Slafkovsky‘s health status, with the 18-year-old set to join the club on their upcoming road trip.
  • What will Montreal’s defence look like with Joel Edmundson‘s imminent return and the acquisition of Nicola Beaudin?

Thursday

  • Canadiens rookies Kaiden Guhle, Jordan Harris and Arber Xhekaj are set to face their first big challenge of the season as the club embarks on an extended road trip.
  • Newly acquired defenceman Nicolas Beaudin will be looking to turn over a new leaf with the Canadiens, but some details will be important for management to monitor before he gets a shot on the main club.
  • The Canadiens started their four-game road trip on the right foot thanks in large part to Kaiden Guhle, beating the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 at the KeyBank Centre.

Friday

  • A look at the top-5 Canadiens players according to the numbers.
  • With their youngsters improving game by game, the Canadiens will be in a prime situation to take advantage of a heated trade market for defencemen down the road.
  • The Montreal Canadiens are running out of time on their waiver priority, as the order is about to reset in the coming days.
  • The creative options available to the Montreal Canadiens to take advantage of the NHL trade market.

Saturday

  • Seeing the start the season with an even record is a very encouraging sign for the organization, but is the combo of Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault powering their relatively strong start?
  • The Canadiens continue to struggle to find Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki a viable linemate; maybe it’s time to think outside the box.
  • Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield are quickly becoming one of the most exciting duos in the NHL. If the Canadiens continue to receive secondary scoring, they’ll be in decent shape.

 

 

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Simon L

This type of roundup is very useful – thanks!

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