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

Habs News

  • According to a recent report, the Montreal Canadiens are “open for business” when it comes to the goaltending situation. However, if general manager Kent Hughes does manage to move one of Jake Allen, Samuel Montembeault, or Casey DeSmith, don’t expect the return to be significant.  [Canadiens Projected Lineup And Salary Cap With/Without Petry]
  • Lane Hutson’s excellent season rookie in the NCAA continues to surprise some.


National Hockey Now Network

  • Anybody can see that Mackenzie Blackwood’s Save % is trending down. In his first two seasons, highlighted by a sixth-place finish for the Calder Trophy in 2019-20, the San Jose Sharks’ new goalie sported a .918 and .915. It dropped to .902 in 2020-21. Then the last two years, it’s been .892 and .893. [San Jose Sharks]
  • Tomas Tatar told reporters in his native Slovakia a few days ago that the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the teams with which he has spoken about a job in 2023-24. Precisely how serious those talks have been — and whether they’re still ongoing — isn’t clear, and might not be anytime soon. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • The start of the Detroit Red Wings’ season is 59 days away and Marco Kasper knows the score. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • We had a feeling it was coming, if only because EA Sports didn’t even do a very good job keeping their own secret, but it’s now official – Cale Makar will grace the cover of NHL 24. On Monday, Electronic Arts announced that Makar will be the face of the gaming franchise for the next year.[Colorado Avalanche]
  • The International Ice Hockey Federation ruled the Philadelphia Flyers’ contract with goalie Ivan Fedotov is valid. Fedotov was given two weeks to go back with the Flyers or obtain a release. The IIHF ruled Monday that Fedotov was in breach of his contract when he signed a two-year deal with CSKA. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • Which members of the Vegas Golden Knights have the best chance of winning awards for their performance in the 2023-24 regular season? [Vegas Golden Knights]
  • Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak was ranked first overall in the latest ‘Top 20 Wings’ ranking list by the NHL Network. [Boston Bruins]