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Canadiens News & Rumours: Kotkaniemi, Churla, Olofsson & More

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-24

With Marc Bergevin on a seemingly endless vacation, there hasn’t been much action for the Montreal Canadiens as of late. After a vigorous start to the offseason, the last few weeks seem like they are taking forever, But there is some news this week to get the hockey senses tingling. So without further ado, here […] The post Canadiens News & Rumours: Kotkaniemi, Churla, Olofsson & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #14 Josh Brook

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-11-24

Club de Hockey CanadienThe second-year pro defenceman slides a few spots from last year’s ranking. When the Montreal Canadiens made Josh Brook a second-round pick in 2017, the hope was that they had brought in a future top-four defenscman. A smooth skater, he looked to be a perfect fit for the blue line in a league that seems to be getting faster with every passing year.

CTT: Kaiden Guhle shows his value at Team Canada’s camp

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-11-24

Photo by Christopher Mast/Getty ImagesHe may not of had a perfect performance on the weekend, but the young blue-liner showed off his style. Each week we take an in-depth look at young members of the organization while providing an overview of Habs prospects playing at the junior (OHL, WHL), collegiate (NCAA) level. This year’s edition of the World Junior Cup Under-20 is unique. Not only due to the circumstances under which it will be played, but also because Canada can pick from a larger pool of talented players due to the delayed start of the National Hockey League. In a normal year, Dylan Cozens, Bowen Byram, Quinton Byfield, and Kirby Dach would have likely remained with their respective organizat

Links: Poised for Takeoff

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-11-24

Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesKotkaniemi preparing for North America, Claude Julien’s recovery, Cam Hillis’ kids foundation, off season training, Kendall Coyne Schofield makes history, and more in today’s links. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s loan to Liiga is just about over. [La Presse] A healthy Claude Julien says he wants to be behind the Habs’ bench as long as possible. [NHL]

What the Puck: Canadiens fans' Cup dreams might be just that — dreams

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-11-23

The Canadiens are masters of media spin and a big chunk of the team's fan base buys into it without a second thought. Read More

Prospects News & Rumors: Team Canada, Lundkvist & Kotkaniemi

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-23

A budding superstar for the Chicago Blackhawks shines at Team Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp. A New York Rangers former first-round selection is beginning to heat up in Sweden and Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi returns from Finland. Dach Shines in Team Canada Scrimmage Team Canada’s preparation for the 2021 World Junior Championship continued on […] The post Prospects News & Rumors: Team Canada, Lundkvist & Kotkaniemi appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

Kotkaniemi leaves Finnish team; Canadiens lose amateur scouting guru

Source: Hockey Inside/Out
Date: 2020-11-23

Jesperi Kotkaniemi will be heading back to Montreal. The Pori Assat team announced Monday that Kotkaniemi’s loan to the Finnish SM-Liiga club has ended. That’s a sign that the Canadiens are making plans for their training camp and Kotkaniemi will be returning to Montreal to begin his 14-day quaran

Panthers name Shane Churla as club’s new director of amateur scouting

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2020-11-23

After seven years with the Montreal Canadiens, Shane Churla has joined the Florida Panthers as the team’s new director of amateur scouting, the club announced Monday. #FlaPanthers name Shane Churla Director of Amateur Scouting. More » https://t.co/dURjvtq21E pic.twitter.com/qG

Florida Panthers name Shane Churla as director of amateur scouting

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-11-23

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty ImagesChurla spent seven seasons with the Montreal Canadiens. The Florida Panthers have hired Shane Churla as their director of amateur scouting, making the official announcement on Monday morning. #FlaPanthers name Shane Churla Director of Amateur Scouting. More » https://t.co/dURjvtq21E pic.twitter.com/qGpdMcli5G— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers)

2020 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #15 Jayden Struble

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-11-23

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesA physically gifted player with an offensive upside, Struble checks in at #15 on our list. The 2019 Draft, once again, featured a heavy emphasis on defence and athletically talented prospects. After Cole Caufield fell into their lap in round one, the Canadiens used their second-round pick to draft a high-school defender named Jayden Struble. Based on the rankings at the time, it wasn’t a reach by any means but many assumed the Habs might add another offensive talent as opposed to a defender. As it turned out, they added another offensive piece only this one operate

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