Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- The Morning Show quiz asks the question: who is Phillip Danault? [TSN 690]
- Pierre McGuire’s take on the Victoriaville native is that he’s better than a third line centre, but not quite a second line centre. [TSN 690]
- Despite a couple of wins in recent games, the Canadiens have dropped four spots and are near the very bottom of Francois Gagnon’s power rankings. [RDS]
- Hoping their stretch of unlucky hockey is now behind them, the Habs’ horrible start to the season is still being analyzed. [FRS]
- ICYMI: Nikita Scherbak underwent surgery and will miss more than a month of action. [EOTP]
- Lukas Vejdemo is outperforming his pace from last year.
With 34 games to spare Lukas Vejdemo equaled his points totals from last season. Taking a huge step forward with his play this season. #Habs— Patrik Bexell (@Zeb_Habs) October 29, 2017
- Former NHL netminder Corey Hirsch reminds Montreal fans to be patient with their elite goaltender, and to tread carefully with their treatment of the masked man who can lead them back to glory. [Sportsnet]
- Two-time former Habs’ defenceman Mark Streit is retiring from professional hockey. [JdM]
- The Laval Rocket have resorted to a call-up from ECHL affiliate Brampton Beast, bringing Thomas Ebbing into the mix. [TVA Sports]
- Ten games into their inaugural season, see how the Rocket’s players are doing so far. [RDS]
- Joni Ikonen continues to stay on Finland’s radar for international junior play.
- Martin Réway had a long battle to come back from illness, and while his time in the Canadiens’ organization has come to an end, his hockey story may not be over yet. [IIHF]
Around the league and elsewhere
- Superstar and potential pending UFA John Tavares headlines the NHL’s three stars of the week. [NHL]
- Reports indicate that the San Jose Sharks are shopping forward Mikkel Boedker. [TSN]
- A fair warning to Habs’ fans, Henrik Lundqvist is great, but cannot single-handedly fix the Rangers’ problems. [NHL]
- Ryan Miller is the all-time leader in shootout wins. [NHL]
- It looks like former highly touted KHL forward Vadim Shipachyov is on his way out of the NHL and back to Russia.
Vadim Shipachyov has decided he’s going back to Russia. Contract termination will follow after unconditional waiver process #Sportsnet— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) October 30, 2017