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Canadiens Wrap-Up: Habs Trade Talk, Monahan’s Growing Value



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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.


  • Canadiens players pushed back at some of the heavy criticism that has emerged from former equipment manager Pierre Gervais‘ book.
  • Juraj Slafkovsky has been learning the ropes of the NHL on the fourth line this season, but could be seeing his ice time increase this week.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are desperate for secondary scoring, and the Montreal Canadiens could help them remedy that.
  • The three most valuable trade chips for the Canadiens.


  • The recent lineup changes made by Martin St-Louis have led to very encouraging chemistry throughout most of the lineup.
  • The Canadiens have been patient in trying to decide the future of their goaltending, but they may need to look outside the organization sooner than later.
  • Former Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais provided some clarity as to what his intentions were when he released his book
  • GOTTA SEE IT: Frederick Dichow Scores Weirdest Goalie Goal


  • The New Jersey Devils had their sights on Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson.
  • The Canadiens have been patient in trying to decide the future of their goaltending, but they may need to look outside the organization sooner than later.
  • After a two-week absence, Lane Hutson returns to the top of the pack, but given the strong play from his competition, his grasp on the No.1 spot on the Montreal Canadiens prospect power rankings.
  • Jeff Skinner has always played well against the Canadiens, but he’s far from the only one who does. Here’s the top-5 biggest Habs Killers in the NHL today.


  • The Canadiens will have to decide what to do with Juraj Slafkovsky this holiday season: NHL or World Juniors.
  • The trio of Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield and Kirby Dach have had incredible success; so good in fact, that they’ve set a new Canadiens franchise record.
  • Kaiden Guhle is on pace to be one of the most productive & most utilized rookies in Canadiens’ franchise history.
  • The Canadiens gambled when they started the season with four rookies on the blue line, and it’ll serve them well on the NHL trade market.


  • Interest in Sean Monahan remains strong, as he’s listed among the most popular targets on the NHL trade market.
  • GOTTA SEE IT: Nick Suzuki dazzles in the shootout yet again.
  • Kirby Dach was the shootout hero this afternoon against his former team, as the Canadiens edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2.
  • The Canadiens are set to be well-represented at this year’s World Junior Championships, but will all nine eligible prospects make it?


  • The Canadiens have to like what they’re seeing unfold in Florida, as the Panthers currently sit outside a playoff spot as of American Thanksgiving.
  • Many NHL clubs are looking to make trades sooner than later, and the  Canadiens holding off puts them at an advantage down the line.
  • The Canadiens have enjoyed their fair share of pleasant surprises throughout the roster, bBut these three players are in danger of losing their spot.
  • Samuel Montembeault’s strong play should allow the  Canadiens to entertain trade offers on veteran goaltender Jake Allen.


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