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

Montreal Canadiens News

  • With the NHL Draft quickly approaching, it’s time to reveal our Mock Draft of the entire first round. All 32 picks, including write-ups for every selection. [MHN 2024 NHL Mock Draft: First-Round Picks (No.1-No.32)]
  • ICYMI: We need your help! Don’t forget to vote in the latest Habs fan poll to cast your vote as to how satisfied you are with the current state of rebuild, including trades, drafts, coaching, and more.  [Habs Fans Vote – State Of The Canadiens Rebuild & Management]
  • The Habs finally released their pre-season schedule, featuring six games, including back-to-back match-ups with the Ottawa Senators to close things out.

  • The NHL Trade Market is officially open, with several trades happening on Wednesday. Former Canadiens trade target Pierre-Luc Dubois was moved to the Washington Capitals in exchange for 34-year-old goaltender Darcy Kuemper. Despite paying a them ransom to acquire Dubois in the first place, the Kings quickly pulled the plug on the experiment just one year into his eight-year contract, which carries a ridiculous $8.5 million annual average value. He’s just 25-years-old, which means he has time to rebound, but the decision to avoid further trade negotiations with the Winnipeg Jets last summer was a wise decision by Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes. [Canadiens Wisely Avoided Upping The Ante In The Dubois Trade Negotiations]

National Hockey Now Network

  • When talking about how great of a playoff run Connor McDavid is having, one has to look no further than his assist on the eventual game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to help the Edmonton Oilers drag the Florida Panthers back to Alberta. [Florida Panthers]
  • The New Jersey Devils found their No.1 goaltender. New Jersey has acquired Calgary Flames goaltender, Jacob Markstrom, multiple sources confirm. The Flames are retaining 31.25% of Markstrom’s salary, a $4.125M cap hit for the new goaltender. [New Jersey Devils]
  • The trade market for goalies is officially set following a pair of deals on Wednesday afternoon, which means all eyes are on Linus Ullmark. [Boston Bruins]