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Habs Daily: Interest In Maxim Tsyplakov, St-Louis’ Growth, Trades

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Here are the Montreal Canadiens news, highlights, and stories you may have missed on Monday.

Montreal Canadiens News

  • The Montreal Canadiens are among the teams interested in KHL standout Maxim Tsyplakov. The 25-year-old winger scored 31 goals and 17 assists in 65 games for Spartak Moscow. It was a significant uptick in production compared to his first four seasons in the league, with his 18% shooting percentage standing out as a red flag, but there’s very little risk associated with signing a free agent. [Scouting Profile: Canadiens Interest in KHL Standout Maxim Tsyplakov]

 

  • Even though Martin St-Louis did not have any professional experience before taking over as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens he has quickly earned the trust of the fans, management, and most importantly the players. Former NCAA player Cam Weitzman gives us insight into St-Louis’ ability to relate to his players and the impact it has on their growth. [Player Insight: Why St-Louis Is The Perfect Canadiens Coach]

 

  • In part two of ‘State Of The Rebuild Series – NHL Trades’ we examine some of the most important trades made by Kent Hughes during his two-year tenure with the team. He had some unforced errors, but his handling of the Sean Monahan situation was as close as it gets to asset management perfection. [Montreal Canadiens State Of the Rebuild – Grading Trades (Part 2)]

 

National Hockey Now Network

  • In tournament play on Monday, Devils captain Nico Hischier suffered a quite the scary injury. Playing for Team Switzerland, Hischier — similarly to his role with New Jersey — is one of the Swiss’ top forwards.[New Jersey Devils]
  • Jonathan Drouin, who hasn’t been able to dress in the postseason due to an injury he suffered during the final game of the regular season, took to the ice on Monday during morning skate wearing the same jersey as the rest of the top powerplay unit. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • Philip Tomasino knew the journey all too well. When the Nashville Predators sent him to the Milwaukee Admirals on Feb. 12, it was the ninth time Tomasino had been reassigned to the AHL during his three-year tenure with the Predators organization. [Nashville Predators]
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