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Habs Daily: Trade Deadline Roundup, Monahan, Laval Rocket



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All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, as well as news from around the National Hockey League.

Habs News

  • The Montreal Canadiens made two minor deals on Friday. The first sent Laval Rocket forward Nate Schnarr to the Los Angeles Kings for defenceman Frederic Allard. [Canadiens make minor-league trade]
  • They followed up the trade by participating in a three-way deal. Montreal facilitated a trade by acting as salary cap brokers between the San Jose Sharks and the PIttsburgh Penguins in the Nick Bonino deal. They also acquired prospect Adam Engstrom’s defensive partner, 27-year-old Tony Sund. [Canadiens involved in Bonino trade]
  • General manager Kent Hughes addressed the media following the deadline, discussing Sean Monahan’s health, among other things. [Hughes gives Monahan update]
  • The Canadiens wanted to ‘paper’ three players, which would have allowed them to join the Laval Rocket for a playoff push down the road, but only two of the players were accepted by the NHL. [NHL refuses Barron]

National Hockey Now News

  • NYI: The Islanders reinforced their forward depth, which was the right call, but they failed to bolster their back end. [New York Islanders]
  • BOS: The Bruins stood pat at the deadline, but with good reason. The trades they’ve already made are paying off. [Boston Bruins]
  • PGH: Despite a very difficult season, according to Penguins general manager Ron Hextall, his team can contend for the Cup. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers were rather quiet at the deadline, and their general manager took some of the blame. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • WSH: The Washington Capitals were sellers at the deadline, but it didn’t take anyone on the team by surprise, seeing as captain Alex Ovechkin was involved in the discussion. [Washington Capitals]
  • VGK: Newcomer Jonathan Quick was shocked by the trade that sent him to the Knights, but he’s pleased with the development. [Vegas Golden Knights]
  • COL: There was some great news in Colorado, as superstar defenceman Cale Makar returned to practice. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • SJS: William EKlund will get an opportunity to prove his worth following a call-up to the NHL. [San Jose Sharks]
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