Montreal will remain an intriguing team in these weeks activities. The Canadiens are in the market for a age specific forward and feel like they have the picks and D prospects to attract the right piece.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 27, 2023
Kent Hughes has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to make a Kirby Dach-style deal at the draft.
Darren Dreger indicated earlier today that the CH is currently studying the market with a view to making a transaction… If Kent Hughes knows he has the tools to do it.
David Pagnotta’s recent comments are along the same lines.
Like Dreger, he indicated that the Habs are currently active on the trade market… And Pagnotta went so far as to suggest that we could expect developments on this front as early as today.
The #GoHabsGo have been working the trade lines yesterday and this morning. May be some type of traction today on Montreal’s front.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 27, 2023
It’s obvious, Kent Hughes has his phone going these days. He’s doing his homework… But he’s also actively trying to improve his club.
But then again, there are many candidates. Some are talking about Quinton Byfield in LA, I’ve seen comments about Yegor Sharangovich in New Jersey…
And there’s also a world where Kent Hughes decides to go for a young defender. At this level, we could think of Noah Dobson (New York), Adam Boqvist (Columbus)…
Last year, Kent Hughes stole the show at the Montreal draft with the deal that sent Alex Romanov to the Islanders and the one that brought Dach to Montreal. The word around the NHL right now is that the CH GM is repeating last year’s scenario…
And it will be interesting to see what the team’s management does between now and tomorrow night. Because right now, the organization’s plans are pretty much unknown.
– A one-year, $4 million contract for Nick Foligno in Chicago.
Happy to have you, Nick 👋 pic.twitter.com/uyuMquC9Lu
– Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 27, 2023
– Nice initiative.
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) June 27, 2023
Connor McDavid is the third all-time player to win the Ted Lindsay Award at least 4 times since it was introduced in 1970-71:
Wayne Gretzky – 5
Mario Lemieux – 4
Connor McDavid – 4#LetsGoOilers
– Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 27, 2023
– Minor signing in Columbus.
#CBJ re-signs Trey Fix-Wolansky to a two-year deal (two-way)
– Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) June 27, 2023
– They will become independent players in the next few days.