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MHN Daily: Canadiens Trade Targets, Islanders In On Horvat?



Montreal Canadiens interest in Bo Horvat

The Montreal Canadiens  want to “sell high and buy low”, so here are a few former top picks across the league that fit the bill.

How is Juraj Slafkovsky comparing to other former first-overall picks in the NHL?

The New York Islanders in hot pursuit of Bo Horvat?

That, Montreal Canadiens news and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:

Montreal Canadiens

The salary cap is not expected to rise very much next season, which will complicate things for many NHL teams, but the Canadiens should be in a perfect position to take advantage of the situation.

Even if he spent most of his time on the 4th line, Juraj Slafkovsky compares well to a few other first-overall picks in the NHL.

Kent Hughes is in the business of “selling high and buying low” and there are a few former top picks across the league that fit the bill.

The Canadiens got some good and bad news when it came to the health of certain players, most notably Cole Caufield.

The top-3 most pleasant surprises for the Canadiens so far this season, including Arber Xhekaj and more.

National Hockey Now

CGY: Calgary Flames defenceman Chris Tanev is on his way home for more testing after taking a puck on the neck against the Montreal Canadiens.

NYI: The New York Islanders are doing their due diligence, reaching out to Canucks on captain Bo Horvat.

BOS: The Boston Bruins will again be attempting to get through another game without second-line center David Krejci.

PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins went from basement dwellers to Stanley Cup contenders in two months. How?

PHI: This Philadelphia Flyers team is working to bring back an identity that has been missing for quite some time.

WSH: The Washington Capitals have confirmed they will not rebuild while Alexander Ovechkin is still on the team and chasing down Gretzky’s record.

FLA: The Florida Panthers are 29 games into their season and have been pretty pedestrian so far.

DET: Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin makes no secret of his appreciation for teammate Robby Fabbri.

VGK: Even if the salary cap increases by just $1 million next season, the Vegas Golden Knights will still greatly benefit.

SJS: With the San Jose Sharks firmly in the basement of the NHL, we look at the roster and which players could be on the move at the Trade Deadline.

DAL: On the 32 Thoughts podcast on Monday, Jeff Marek shared an interesting tidbit relating to Dallas Stars forward Jason Roberston and the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.