MONTREAL — There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, but it’s not always possible to keep up to date with every breaking news story.
Every Sunday we will recap the most exciting and relevant NHL news stories that you may have missed throughout the week.
- Prospects Riley Kidney, Jan Mysak, and Joshua Roy stood out for the Montreal Canadiens in their matchup with the Ottawa Senators at the prospect challenge in Buffalo. [Canadiens Rookies Kidney, Mysak And Mailloux Excel vs. Senators]
- Joshua Roy is one of the most exciting Habs prospects for a variety of reasons, including his well-rounded game that usually impresses most coaching staffs. It’s only a matter of time before he earns a permanent job in the NHL.[Prospect Joshua Roy’s Odds Of Making The Roster]
- There weren’t many options for general manager Kent Hughes, but he managed to swing a trade with the Vancouver Canucks to unload Casey DeSmith. The Canadiens acquired Tanner Pearson in the deal, not to mention a third-round pick. [Canadiens DeSmith Traded To Vancouver For Pearson]
- The Canadiens announced their (ridiculously big) training camp list shortly after the trade. In total, 72 players were invited to camp. [Canadiens Reveal Gigantic Training Camp Roster]
- Health will be a significant factor in his performance, but Tanner Pearson still has the potential to bring value to the Habs. His numbers prior to the injury point to an efficient, mid-roster player. [Evaluating Tanner Pearson’s Potential Impact With The Canadiens]
- Chris Wideman will be sidelined indefinitely with a back injury. It’s an unfortunate situation for Wideman, but it does clear up the situation when it comes to the team’s ideal blueline. [Wideman Injury Changes Things For Montreal Canadiens Defence]
- The Montreal Canadiens are turning up the heat on their youth movement, as they’re projected to have one of the youngest teams in the NHL this season. [Habs Entering New Phase Of Youth Movement]
- Fans got a chance to see newcomer Alex Newhook in action, and he did not disappoint. He immediately stood out as one of the fastest and most offensively-inclined players during scrimmages. [Alex Newhook Makes Great First Impression]
- Prospect Bogdan Konyushkov is off to a great start to his KHL season. He’s not just producing, he’s being used in all situations, a very encouraging sign for his development. [Canadiens Prospect Report: Bogdan Konyushkov’s Great Start]
- After a rough start to training camp, both Logan Mailloux and Juraj Slafkovsky bounced back nicely during the team’s second day of scrimmages. [Canadiens Prospects Mailloux And Slafkovsky Stand Out]
- It’s official, Canadiens minority owner Michael Andlauer has purchased the Ottawa Senators. He will have no choice but to sell his 10 percent stake in the Habs. Geoff Molson has the first right of refusal. [New Senators Owner Expected To Sell Montreal Canadiens Shares]
- Prospect Justin Barron has all the tools necessary to become an impact player for the Montreal Canadiens, but he’ll have to improve his decision-making if he’s to make the team out of camp. [Canadiens Prospect Justin Barron’s Odds Of Making The Roster]
- The Montreal Canadiens hosted their final intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, presenting a great opportunity for several prospects to stand out from the crowd. Isaac Dufort, William Trudeau, and Xavier Simoneau seized their opportunities, while defencemen Arber Xhekaj and Mike Matheson stood out among the players with NHL experience. And then there’s the Juraj Slafkovsky situation. He didn’t have an amazing camp up to date, but the criticism regarding his play has also been unreasonable.[Canadiens: Xhekaj, Matheson and Dufort Excel, Slafkovsky Notes]