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Laval season review: Lukas Vejdemo’s ability to adapt earned him an NHL shot

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-05-29

Shanna Martin The centre brought everything to the table, and will look to stick in the NHL. There was a time when the top centre of the Laval Rocket was not Jake Evans, or Michael McCarron. It wasn’t Ryan Poehling, or Phil Varone. It was Lukas Vejdemo. Vejdemo is one of the most versatile players in the entire Montreal Canadiens organization in terms of his skill set. This year in the American Hockey League, he played on every line. He played on the power play and on the penalty kill. And he excelled in ev

Links: “I think he’s going to have problems” — Jack Han sizes up Poehling’s development

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2020-05-29

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports In today’s links, former Marlies assistant coach Jack Han looks at the Habs’ player development, Brendan Gallagher talks about the prospect of facing Crosby and Malkin, and more details concerning the NHL’s Return to Play plan. Montreal Canadiens news and notes Jack Han, former Toronto Marlies assistant coach and EOTP contributor, weighs in on deficiencies in the Montreal Canadiens’ player development and highlights Ryan Poehling as someone who needs additional support. [

#ICYMI: ERs breeding grounds, CHSLDs 'fragile,' Habs talkin', more

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-05-29

Thursday, May 28, 2020: Here are some of the stories we've been following today. Read More

Safety of NHL players biggest concern for Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-05-29

Brendan Gallagher said there are a number of items still to negotiate before the NHL returns to play, but added there's one item that is non-negotiable. Read More

Canadiens’ Byron, Gallagher embracing opportunity to compete for Stanley Cup

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2020-05-28

MONTREAL — Brendan Gallagher referred to it as a second life and Paul Byron called it a new one. Any way you slice it, their Montreal Canadiens are on the receiving end of an opportunity they didn’t earn, but one that will be gifted to them if and when the NHL returns to resume the 2019-20 season. Neither player is taking that for granted. They are the associate captains and NHLPA representatives of a team that was 31-31-9—10 points out of the final pla

Canadiens fans might see Alexander Romanov on blue line in playoffs

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-05-28

The NHL and the NHLPA are still negotiating the details surrounding the 24-team playoffs and one of those details concerns the eligibility of Canadiens defenceman Alexander Romanov. Read More

Senators prospect Josh Norris named AHL’s most outstanding rookie

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2020-05-28

Ottawa Senators prospect Josh Norris has been voted the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old led all rookies and was tied for third in AHL in scoring with 31 goals and 61 points in 56 games. He also led the Belleville Senators in points and was named an AHL First All-Star Team and to the All-Rookie Team for the 2019-20 campaign. Norris made his NHL debut on Feb. 22 against the Montreal Canadiens and played three games with the Senators. “On behalf of the entire organization, I want to express a profound congratulations to Josh Nor

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Sharks, Awards, More

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-05-28

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the NHL has officially honored a few stars with awards, putting any debate to rest about where the play-in points might go. In Montreal, the Montreal Canadiens got good news and potentially bad news. The Toronto Maple Leafs are adding a prospect to their playoff roster, and the San Jose Sharks have questions they aren’t quite ready to answer. Montreal Gets One Player Back, Another Questionable Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin revealed on Twitter today that forward Jonathan Drouin will be healthy and active for the team’s playoff series. Drouin missed most of the season due to a variety of injuries, and if he’s back and healthy, and anywhere close to the 2018-19 version of himself, this could be a huge boost for the Habs.

Timing was right to part with NHL mementos, Habs great Bob Gainey says

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2020-05-28

Bob Gainey said he never wore his Stanley Cup rings in public — and he accumulated many during his career. The sweaters he retained over the years remained in boxes, gathering dust. He didn't even hang mementos on the walls of his home. Read More

Canadiens vs. Penguins Playoff Series: How Do They Match Up?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-05-28

With the proposed 24-team NHL play-in format, the Montreal Canadiens have a chance to make the 16-team playoffs. In the play-in round, the Habs will face the Pittsburg Penguins, who had 15 more points in the standings during the regular season.

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