Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- The key to this summer for the Habs could be their many draft picks. [TSN]
- Pierre Dagenais continues to try and reach out to fellow former Hab Mike Ribeiro. [TVA Sports]
- Two Czech defencemen signed with the Habs after catching Martin Lapointe’s eye on the international stage at this year’s World Championships. [The Athletic]
- Could Tomas Plekanec come back to Montreal this summer? [TSN 690]
- Karl Alzner chose to sign with the Habs last summer, but he may be having a few regrets as he watches his former team go up 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final. [Sportsnet]
- Even though the Senators aren’t officially shopping Erik Karlsson, he’s still coming out ahead of Max Pacioretty on the summer’s first trade bait board. [TSN]
- Andrew Shaw was pretty confident he could beat Brendan Gallagher at drawing NHL team logos (and he was right).
Around the league and elsewhere
- If the Washington Capitals go all the way, at least one player has no plans to go to the White House.
Interesting quote here from Devante Smith-Pelly re: visiting the White House:— Michael Traikos (@Michael_Traikos) June 6, 2018
“The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist. Some of the things he’s said are pretty gross … It hasn’t come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up.”
- Which team’s duo tops Tyler Dellow’s list of 2017-18’s worst defensive pairs? [The Athletic]
- Joshua Lawrence, the 15th overall pick of this year’s QMJHL draft, has de-committed from Boston University to sign with the Saint John Sea Dogs.
This is a big coup for Saint John. Lawrence was very high on many draft lists but the feeling was he was going to BU. Sea Dogs had three picks in the first round and used their third on him. Lawrence is eligible for the NHL draft in 2020.— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) June 6, 2018
- Saskatoon native Chandler Stephenson hopes the Capitals win the Cup, obviously, and he is already making plans for how to share with the Humboldt community. [Sportsnet]
- Marc-Andre Fleury has been the talk of the playoffs, but why has his performance dropped off in the Final? [Sportsnet]
- The Carolina Hurricanes sent a sweet gift to a young fan after his family suffered a tragedy.
"Their main thing was hockey... that's what they bonded over. Kason was kind of like his little shadow. Whatever Kenny did, he wanted to do."— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) June 6, 2018
After a family tragedy, young #Canes fan Kason Morris received a special gift from his favorite team. pic.twitter.com/VXwpvmFJV9