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Habs Daily: Best All-Time Canadiens Waiver Claims, Slafkovsky



Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron

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  • Montreal Canadiens fans are well aware you can’t expect to find a franchise player on waivers. But if NHL teams are lucky they can end up finding a hidden gem for free on the waiver wire, and in the Canadiens’ case, there has been a handful of very helpful players that have joined the team for free via waivers. [Top-3 Players Claimed On Waivers By The Montreal Canadiens]
  • Forward Juraj Slafkovsky is getting his last training reps in during his time in Slovakia. He should be heading to Montreal in the very near future.

National Hockey Now Network

  • If Milan Lucic didn’t return to the Boston Bruins on a one-year, $1 million, bonus-laden contract last month, could he have returned this season as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs? [Boston Bruins]
  • Kyle Dubas has been searching for a general manager since he was named president of hockey operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins a couple of months ago. His hunt concluded Thursday when Dubas, who had assumed the role on an interim basis, announced that he will retain it on a full-time basis. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  •  The Detroit Red Wings know what they have in 6-foot-4 Swedish defenseman prospect Anton Johansson and now some of the team’s fans are starting to understand. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • The Colorado Avalanche have added a little bit more coaching experience to their AHL coaching staff, and it comes in the form of someone who the organization is very familiar with. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • Throughout the offseason, Sean Couturier and Cam Atkinson were thought to be ready and healthy for Philadelphia Flyers training camp. Team president Keith Jones confirmed that Wednesday. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Time for a walk down cliché avenue. Age is just a number. You are as old as you feel. This could go on for hours. The Vegas Golden Knights players feel a bit younger, winning a Stanley Cup will do that to you. [Vegas Golden Knights]
  • Mike McKenna has misgivings about the San Jose Sharks trade for Mackenzie Blackwood. [San Jose Sharks]
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