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Habs Daily: Canadiens Trade Petry Again, College Free Agents



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Habs News

  • Several NCAA hockey players became free agents on Tuesday, including three players who happen to be former teammates of current Montreal Canadiens prospects. [Canadiens Prospects’ Teammates Set To Become Free Agents]
  • General Manager Kent Hughes decided to pull the trigger on another Jeff Petry trade. This time, he sent the 35-year-old defenceman to the Detroit Red Wings for Gustav Lindstrom and a fourth-round pick (2025). The Canadiens retained 50 percent of Petry’s salary, meaning the Red Wings got a hell of a deal on the veteran blueliner. [Canadiens Trade Petry To Red Wings]
  • It wasn’t a significant “win” by any means for the Canadiens. Rather, it represented the culmination of a series of trades that started when they originally traded Petry to the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Instant Analysis: Petry Trade Culmination Of Series Of Deals By Kent Hughes]


National Hockey Now Network

  • “You can’t replace Erik Karlsson.” Logan Couture isn’t going to pretend otherwise. [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]
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