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Habs Daily: Concerning Canadiens Stats, St-Louis And Caufield



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All the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories from this Thursday.

Habs News

  • The Montreal Canadiens have enjoyed great goaltending this season, but a few concerning statistics are looming over the team’s rebuild. The lack of production among forwards is at the top of the list.  [Concerning Statistics Hanging Heavy Over Canadiens Rebuild]
  • Cayden Primeau, Mike Matheson, Brendan Gallagher, Jake Evans, and Christian Dvorak were not present at practice, with all five players taking a therapy day. Head coach Martin St-Louis also took the time to talk to Cole Caufield, who has struggled to produce goals of late.  [Canadiens Practice: St-Louis Focuses on Caufield, Therapy Days]
  • Kirby Dach is still rehabbing his surgically repaired knee, but in the meantime, he’s doing a co-op in equipment management.

  • Prospect Lane Hutson is gearing up for the 2024 World Junior Championship.

  • As for prospect Jacob Fowler, he is in the running to take over the starting job for Team USA.

National Hockey Now Network

  • Even though Erik Karlsson gifted the Canadiens a goal to start the game, the Penguins have Sidney Crosby, who scored three points, including two goals, and carried the Penguins to a 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens at Centre Bell. Check out the view from the other side of the rink from our sister site. [Chicago Blackhawks]
  • When news got out that the Nashville Predators had granted defenseman Tyson Barrie permission to speak with other teams about the possibility of a trade, the belief was that the team was simply looking to clear up its logjam on the blue line. But after general manager Barry Trotz’s scathing radio interview Tuesday night on 102.5 The Game, we now know the news was most likely leaked by Barrie’s agent Bayne Pettinger, which seemed to have ruffled Trotz’s feathers.[Nashville Predators]
  • Just barely a month after former Flyers assistant Kris Knoblauch replaced Jay Woodcroft for the Edmonton Oilers, it was announced late Tuesday night that the St. Louis Blues would be firing former Flyers head coach Craig Berube. Berube, 57, was fired four days before his 58th birthday. [Detroit Red Wings]