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Habs Daily: Newhook’s Upcoming Extension, Former Canadiens



Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Newhook

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

Habs News

  • There’s one pressing issue when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens and their contract negotiations: the Alex Newhook extension. Take a look at some existing contracts that could serve as a comparison to give us a better idea of how much a new contract for Newhook will cost the Canadiens. [Cost For Newhook Contract Extension Becoming Clear]
  • General manager Kent Hughes allowed 10 of his players to become free agents this summer. Two have landed gigs in Europe, three have signed for close to the league minimum in the NHL, and five are still looking for jobs. [Former Canadiens Finding Limited Options In Free Agency]
  • Shoutout to the Montreal Canadiens team that took home the championship at the 2023 Brick Invitational in Edmonton. They also produced a few great highlights in the process.

National Hockey Now Network

  • Could now-former Detroit Red Wings winger Filip Zadina become another reclamation project for Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney? [Boston Bruins]
  • Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman came into the July 1 launch of NHL unrestricted free agency with a laundry list of needs he was seeking to address. But whatever you do, don’t tell him he was making over his team. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • Here’s why Miles Wood and the Colorado Avalanche were always going to find each other in free agency. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • It’s far too soon to fully assess how Kyle Dubas has performed as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ president of hockey operations and interim GM since assuming those positions a little more than a month ago. But while the quality of his work can’t really be evaluated yet, no one can accuse him of being afraid to make changes. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers signed a goalie on the day they might have lost one. CapFriendly reported Saturday that the Philadelphia Flyers signed 2021 draft pick Alexei Kolosov to a three-year, entry-level contract. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • The free agent market is thinning out. Without much money to spend, general manager Kelly McCrimmon has to be cautious with who he brings aboard. There are some notables still out there and familiar faces. [Vegas Golden Knights]
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