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Draft profile: Nathan Gaucher is a safe bet to reach the NHL

The large centreman has the tools needed to turn into a future coach’s favourite.

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Draft profile: Owen Pickering’s stock is all about potential

His defensive game is good, but it’s the possibility of his offensive development that boosts his standing.

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Links: Decision time drawing near for Kent Hughes

In today’s links, possible draft moves for Hughes, Habs first-round picks who didn’t turn out as expected, overpriced players for free agency, the Jets get a bench boss, and more.

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EOTP’s 2022 NHL Draft Rankings

We used 15 sources to come up with an ultimate ranking of the prospects.

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Draft profile: Julian Lutz could become a solid workhorse in the NHL

The German got his draft season spoiled by injury, but that does not negate his interesting qualities.

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Draft profile: Cutter Gauthier has a bit of everything that scouts like

A look at what makes Gauthier one of the most coveted prospects in the 2022 NHL Draft.

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Links: Canadiens looking for another high pick

In today’s links, the possibility of another top-end prospect, some things on Kent Hughes’s to-do list, reliving draft moments, a unique experience for Alex Belzile, and a celebration for Oskar Lindblom.

Draft profile: Adam Sýkora brings a lot of intensity

This hard-working, feisty winger could be an underrated option near the beginning of the second round.

NHL Trade Deadline

Draft profile: Elias Salomonsson is still figuring out his game

The pieces are there, but he’s having issues putting the puzzle together.

Links: Musical Chairs

Lots of coaches and assistant coaches on the move, the Avalanche celebrate, signings, and more off-season business.


2022 NHL Mock Draft: Canadiens select Jagger Firkus 26th overall

There will be 225 players selected in the NHL Draft, but not one of them shoots like Jagger.

Draft profile: Sam Rinzel is a dark horse at the end of Round One

The Minnesotan is this year’s top rated U.S. high-school player.

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Links: Evaluating the Canadiens prospects at the Memorial Cup

In these Canada Day links, reviewing the Habs prospects’ performance at the Memorial Cup, Shane Wright on the prospect of going second overall, and exploring potential biases in scouting.

Montreal Canadiens announce 2022-23 pre-season schedule

The team will play eight games to prepare for the regular season.

Lions de Trois-Rivières

Draft profile: Jonathan Lekkerimäki is one of the draft’s best shooters

The winger has few peers in terms is his shot power, but that’s his only true ability.

Draft profile: Noah Õstlund’s offence showed up at the right time

An incredible turnaround at the end to his season put the centreman back in first-round contention.

NHL Free Agency

Links: 2022 NHL Draft order of selection has been released

In today’s links, Draft order selection released, Canadiens lead with league-high 14 picks, the pre-game routine of the 1980s Habs, Nick and Cole play tourist, free agency bargains, and more.

Memorial Cup Final open thread

There’s one last trophy to be hoisted this season.

Women's Hockey

Draft profile: Ryan Chesley’s main qualities are in his defensive display

Is there more to the game of this development program graduate than just being a solid-floor type of prospect?

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

Can this young Slovak put all the tools at his disposal together and become a potential first-round steal?

Links: A late Slafkovsky surge?

In 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.

Draft profile: Samuel Savoie brings excellent late-round value

Savoie’s name won’t be called early in the draft, but his play style should make him a fan favourite wherever he goes.

Habsent Minded Episode 4.64: WJC — Scandinavian roster previews

Patrik Bexell and Anton Rasegård preview Team Sweden’s and Team Finland’s preliminary rosters for the upcoming summer edition of the U20 WJC.

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

A gifted puck-handler, is there more to the small defenceman’s game?

Links: Kent Hughes had no choice but to let go of Artturi Lehkonen

In today’s links, he tried to hold on but Hughes had to let Lehkonen go, Robinson would entertain a consulting role with the Habs, Maker takes home two trophies in one night, and more.

Memorial Cup open thread: June 27

The other finalist gets determined tonight.

2022 NHL Mock Draft: Canadiens select Shane Wright first overall

There has been a lot of debate in recent weeks, but the choice at first overall is clear.

Draft profile: Is Tristan Luneau worth a first-round pick?

With the Canadiens selecting 26th overall using the Calgary Flames’ pick, we take a look at Luneau’s profile to see if he’s worth a swing in that range.

Links: For 12 years Brendan Gallagher has been making his mark in Montreal

In today’s links, celebrating 12 years of Gallagher, the good and bad of each position on the Habs, which new coach will have the most impact on his team, and more.

Stanley Cup Final Game 6 thread

The Avalanche look to solve Andrei Vasilevskiy before they themselves face elimination on Tuesday.

Draft profile: Calle Odelius has defence as his calling card

Analysts seem to be split on the fast-skating defenceman.

Links: Yvan Cournoyer sees a lot of himself in Cole Caufield

In today’s links, a conversation between the Roadrunner and the current small star, two former players set to depart hockey operations,


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