Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- How did the Canadiens end up drafting a goalie slated to go in the third round at 199th overall? A look at how Cayden Primeau has thrived since being drafted by Montreal. [Sportsnet]
- Is Carey Price an elite goalie, or something larger than that? [La Presse]
- With Price setting another Canadiens record, a pair of legends congratulated him on the accomplishment.
- A former teammate had some words of his own for Price as well.
- Price clearly was moved by the tributes:
#Habs Price, still emotional after the game, admitted being moved to tears over the video tribute and especially the ovation from the crowd. He said he “needed it,” meaning the profound support from fans after a very difficult season.— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) April 4, 2018
- Noah Juulsen has made a solid impact this year in Montreal. Next year he aims to be a full-time NHL player. [Sportsnet]
- Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher both enjoyed fantastic seasons, and they were honoured by the Canadiens for that. [Montreal Gazette]
- Several young players have impressed this year, but Claude Julien has made it known that no spots are locked in for next year. [TSN]
Around the league and elsewhere
- Evgeni Malkin wants the Penguins to make history in the playoffs this year. [NHL]
- Eeli Tolvanen has had a strange development path, but it might serve him well in the NHL. [Sports Illustrated]
- Jack Johsnon doesn’t want to talk about this recent time in the press box. [TSN]
- It’s been an awful season in Ottawa, and now it looks like Erik Karlsson won’t play in the final few games. [TSN]
- Mat Barzal is setting the NHL on fire this year, and he’ll don the maple leaf for Team Canada at the World Championship next. [Sportsnet]
- How does a team prepare for a seven-game playoff series? [The Athletic]
- Daniel Sedin doesn’t have Twitter, but he’s got a good sense of humor!
“I don’t have Twitter, are they saying nice things?” - Daniel Sedin, on if the social response to their retirement was overwhelming.— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) April 3, 2018
- If the Habs need help on finding and developing defence prospects, maybe they can ask the Anaheim Ducks.
"It's very hard to project defensemen at 18 years old," -- Most NHL people— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) April 3, 2018
"Oh?" -- Anaheim Ducks scouting staff
2008 draft: Jake Gardiner, Justin Schultz
2009: Sami Vatanen
2010: Cam Fowler
2011: Josh Manson
2012: Hampus Lindholm
2013: Shea Theodore
2014: Brandon Montour