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Habs Daily: Allen Blocked Devils Trade, Mike Matheson’s Value



Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen

Here’s the latest Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Wednesday.

Habs News

  • The Montreal Canadiens did end up trading Jake Allen to the New Jersey Devils at the deadline, but Allen blocked a trade earlier in the season due to the uncertainty involved in the Devils’ goaltending situation. Considering what happened in Montreal, it’s understandable that Allen wanted to have a say in where he would end up playing. [Canadiens Trades: Allen Blocked Trade To Devils Earlier In Season]


  • Mike Matheson is a polarizing player. His offensive abilities are beyond criticism, but his defensive play tends to leave something to be desired. So, what is Matheson’s true value? Check out the latest deep dive by special guest contributor Andrew Berkshire to find out. [Canadiens Analysis: Mike Matheson’s Impact On The Lineup]


  • Habs prospect Jacob Fowler was among the players named to Hockey East’s All-Rookie team. The goaltender enjoyed a very solid regular season, as evidenced by his NCAA-leading 26 wins. In addition, Fowler sported a sparkling .924 save percentage while acting as Boston College’s backstop.

  • What would you do if you pulled up to Tim Horton’s and Rafael Harvey-Pinard offered you free Habs tickets?

  • The Laval Rocket continue to close the gap in the North Division in their quest to earn a playoff berth. With their 5-1 win over Bridgeport Islanders, Laval is now just one point out of a playoff spot, though the Toronto Marlies do have three games in hand.

National Hockey Now Network

  • The Philadelphia Flyers should be expecting reinforcements any day now. Goaltender Alexei Kolosov and his Dinamo Minsk were eliminated from the KHL playoffs on Tuesday, which means Kolosov, who already signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers in the summer, is free to join the team whenever. [Philadelphia Flyers]

  • Nashville Hockey Now has published several stories this season breaking down how the Nashville Predators have navigated the particulars of the CBA when it pertains to money-saving paper transactions when waiver exemption can expire, the conditions of emergency call-ups, how long-term injured reserve and IR affect roster size and regulations regarding players claimed on waivers.[Nashville Predators]

  • The anticipation leading up to the tilt between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers was mounting. Before the puck even dropped, interim head coach Travis Green cited both Kurtis MacDermid and Matt Rempe without even saying their names. Green hasn’t forgotten what Rempe did to Devils forward Nathan Bastian. [New Jersey Devils]