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Draft profile: Filip Mešár is the prototypical high-risk, high-reward player

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2022-06-29

Photo by Kevin Hoffman/NHLI via Getty ImagesCan this young Slovak put all the tools at his disposal together and become a potential first-round steal? The NHL Draft is inherently a gamble on the part of the teams selecting teeangers from all over the world. There’s no guarantee that your first overall selection will light up the NHL and enter the Hall of Fame, and it’s always a shock to look back and see that a seventh-round pick played over a thousand games. Risk is all part of the draft, and for the Montreal Canadiens, a team going through a full-scale rebuild, taking risks is part of that process. At the end of th

Links: A late Slafkovsky surge?

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2022-06-29

Photo by Jari Pestelacci/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty ImagesIn today’s links, Bob McKenzie puts the Slovak phenom atop his draft rankings, asking whether the Habs should swing for the fences in the later rounds, and Rogers shakes up their hockey coverage. Montreal Canadiens news and notes “It’s a photo finish for the No. 1 spot on TSN’s 2022 NHL Draft Final Ranking and, by the slimmest of margins, it’s Juraj Slafkovsky over Shane Wright.” — Bob McKenzie. [

Sean Burke, John Stevens join Golden Knights’ hockey staff

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2022-06-29

The Vegas Golden Knights announced on Tuesday the hirings of Sean Burke as their director of goaltending, and John Stevens as an assistant coach. Burke was previously director of goaltending for the Montreal Canadiens. In 2018, the former goaltender was the general manager of Canada’s men’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Stevens is entering his 17th season as a coach in the NHL. He spent the last three years as an assistant coach with the D

Stu Cowan: Artturi Lehkonen speaks softly but carries a big stick

Source: Hockey Inside/Out
Date: 2022-06-29

Endorsement deal he signed with Sherwood Hockey last year while with the Canadiens really pays off after winning Stanley Cup with the Avs.

Islanders Should Consider Anderson Trade with Canadiens for Right Price

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-06-28

The New York Islanders are looking to make a big move in the offseason. Whether the team signs a free agent or acquires a star player in a trade, general…

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Canadiens

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-06-28

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the talk is picking up around J.T. Miller of the Vancouver Canucks. Is he going to be traded? Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs have some…

Canadiens’ Candidates to Replace Richardson as Assistant Coach

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-06-28

Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St. Louis wasn’t anticipating having to make changes to his coaching staff in the offseason, but he’s now searching for an assistant after Luke Richardson…

Draft profile: Samuel Savoie brings excellent late-round value

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2022-06-28

Gatineau OlympiquesSavoie’s name won’t be called early in the draft, but his play style should make him a fan favourite wherever he goes. The Montreal Canadiens have quite a few picks in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Barring any trades, they’ll pick seven times in the first three rounds, and another seven from round four until the draft ends. We’ve covered a lot of names that should be coming off the board in those first three rounds, but we also want to profile some potential later-round gems that could be interesting targets for the Habs. Enter Samuel Savoie. A product of the Dieppe/Moncton minor hockey system, he was selected by Gatineau fourth overall in the 2020 QMJHL Draft

Habsent Minded Episode 4.64: WJC — Scandinavian roster previews

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2022-06-28

Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty ImagesPatrik Bexell and Anton Rasegård preview Team Sweden’s and Team Finland’s preliminary rosters for the upcoming summer edition of the U20 WJC. Summer usually means lazy days at the beach, maybe reading a good book and the only ice you may consume is limited to one or two snowcones and/or slushies. But 2022 is no ordinary year. In an attempt to finally get back on track scheduling wise, the previously cancelled 2022 World Junior Championship will take place in August, meaning we finally have a tournament challenging the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the most oddly scheduled event of the year.

Draft profile: Is Seamus Casey’s high-wire act worth the risk?

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2022-06-28

Photo by Kevin Hoffman/NHLI via Getty ImagesA gifted puck-handler, is there more to the small defenceman’s game? The Montreal Canadiens are on the cusp of a huge boon of defensive prospects in the professional ranks. However, beyond those about to make the full-time jump, they lack some of the depth they had in the last few years. The benefit to the Canadiens having 13 draft picks this year, is that they can address a number of needs rapidly in the early stages of the draft. A name like Seamus Casey should be right there when the Canadiens take the stage at 26th or 33rd overall and fits a big need for the team. Casey is one of the premier puck handlers in the draft

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