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Canadiens Wrap-Up: Habs Interest In Boeser, Prospects at WJC

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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

  • Team Canada might have a heavy Habs flavour to it this holiday season. Three Habs prospects were named to Team Canada’s WJC selection camp roster:
    The Canadiens have had a hot potato on their hands with their roster logjam since the start of the season, and it’s impeded some gifted players from getting the ice time they deserve.
    The Canadiens have some coveted prospects that may be on the move before the end of the current trade period in the CHL.
    Thanks to an excellent season that has reached historical levels, exciting Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson has been named to Team USA’s World Junior Championship select camp.
    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price attracted a lot of attention following a statement on social media this week.

Tuesday

  • The Montreal Canadiens are mulling over what to do with Sean Monahan, but history shows they could be getting a very interesting return for their Top-6 centre.
  • The Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers have been linked by many this past week, but it’s seemingly not for Sean Monahan.
  • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price attracted a lot of attention following a statement on social media this week.
  • With mounting injuries, could the Canadiens turn to a former 1st-round pick on waivers to help fill the hole on the roster?

Wednesday

  • The Canadiens have a decision to make when it comes to Juraj Slafkovsky and his usage.
  • The Canadiens will have quite a few prospects at this year’s World Juniors, but three are looking to turn the event into their breakout party.
  • Several exciting Canadiens prospects made a big move up the Power Rankings, including Sean Farrell, Cedrick Guindon & Josh Roy.
  • The Montreal Canadiens are still deciding what to do with Sean Monahan, but news out of Chicago could make the prospect of moving him even more appealing.

Thursday

  • Seeing Arber Xhekaj or Jordan Harris sit in the press box for the Canadiens is a frustrating sight, but it’s part of a process that fans will surely appreciate down the road.
  • Injuries are starting the pile up for the Canadiens, which now presents an opportunity for some underachieving players like Joel Armia to make an impact
  • Trade rumours have recently linked Josh Anderson to the New Jersey Devils, but NHL Insiders point to different potential suitors. 

Friday

  • Martin St-Louis will have to be careful as he makes his next batch of lineup adjustments, with the Canadiens down a top-6 centre.
  • If you don’t know who Canadiens prospect Adam Engstrom is yet, you’re about to find out at the World Juniors later this month.
  • Ever since Joel Edmundson‘s name was linked to the Oilers, there’s been debate over the Habs defenceman’s true value.
  • Aspects of Juraj Slafkovsky‘s game that Canadiens management was hoping to see are starting to bubble to the surface, which is why he won’t attend the Wolrd Juniors.

Saturday

  • The Montreal Canadiens placed Brendan Gallagher on Injured Reserve, a sign that some roster movement could be on the way.
  • Kirby Dach’s performance as he returns to centre will have an undeniable impact on management’s future plans.
  • The Canadiens have shown an interest in Canucks forward Brock Boeser as of late, bit it’s an interest that goes back many years now.

 

The Season So Far

If you’d like to go back and comb over some of the biggest news so far this season, here’s a list of each weekly Wrap-Up so far:

Dec 4th – Caufield Extension, Montreal’s Plan For 2023 Draft

Nov 27th – Habs Trade Talk, Monahan’s Growing Value

Nov 20th – Kent Hughes Active, NHL Trade Rumours

Nov 13th – Hughes’ Trade Strategy, Kirby Dach’s Growth

Nov 6th – St-Louis Strategy, Caufield, Slafkovsky

Oct 30th – Habs Trade Talk, Roster Shuffle & Waivers

Oct 23rd – Juraj Slafkovsky Impressing, Xhekaj And More

Oct 16th – Hughes’ LTIR Strategy, Carey Price, Waivers

Oct 9th – Hughes Roster Strategy, Roy, Slafkovsky

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