Canadians get younger with rebuild underway

Canadians get younger with rebuild underway

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands ahead of the 2022-23 regular season, which starts on Oct. 7. Today, the Montreal Canadiens: 2021-22 season: 22-49-11, eighth in Atlantic Division; did not qualify for Stanley Cup Playoffs Key arrivals Kirby DashVS: The 21-year-old was acquired in … Read more

Montreal Canadiens trim salary, send veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, 34, to Pittsburgh Penguins

Montreal Canadiens trim salary, send veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, 34, to Pittsburgh Penguins

The Montreal Canadiens traded veteran defenseman Jeff Petry, along with forward Ryan Poehling, to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in exchange for defenseman Mike Matheson and a fourth-round draft choice in 2023. Petry is signed for the next three seasons with a $6.25 million salary-cap hit. Montreal did not retain any of his salary in … Read more

Canadians, Slafkovsky have night to remember at Draft

Canadians, Slafkovsky have night to remember at Draft

“From the Slovakian national team …” Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said as he announced the No. 1 pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Center on Thursday. Immediately, there came a loud mix of gasps and cheers. The home fans knew that meant the Canadians were selecting forward Juraj Slafkovsky, … Read more

Canadiens undecided on No. 1 pick at 2022 NHL Draft

Canadiens undecided on No. 1 pick at 2022 NHL Draft

BROSSARD, Quebec — The Montreal Canadiens remain undecided on who they will select with the No. 1 pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, but the decision will come down to more than who has the most skill on the ice. Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes confirmed that the three top prospects are being … Read more

Ron MacLean loses ‘Hometown Hockey,’ will return to ‘Hockey Night in Canada’

Ron MacLean loses ‘Hometown Hockey,’ will return to ‘Hockey Night in Canada’

Ron MacLean says he will return to “Hockey Night in Canada” next season, but his weekly workload will be lighter, with Sportsnet confirming it has canceled “Rogers Hometown Hockey,” the show that hop-scotched the country for eight seasons. It was not immediately clear what the cancellation meant for co-host Tara Slone, who did not return … Read more

NHL offseason filled with plenty of intrigue, questions

NHL offseason filled with plenty of intrigue, questions

The Avalanche will soon turn their focus to the offseason but let them have their fun first. The Lightning will too, but a few days to decompress is required after losing their bid for a three-peat in a 2-1 loss in Game 6 at home. The rest of the NHL has already been preparing for … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more