Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- The Habs’ prospect pool may be among the best in the NHL. [TSN 690]
- If it’s up to the coach, Jesperi Kotkaniemi will start the season with the Canadiens. [Twitter]
- Montreal has had a rough history with some recent first-round picks. [La Presse]
- It’s probably safe to keep counting on Paul Byron to produce short-handed.
Paul Byron was a point of discussion a couple of days ago and I wanted to share why I think it's possible his sh% could remain oddly high.— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) September 26, 2018
His avg shot distance ~21 ft. Avg for NHL fwds is ~32 ft. That's crazy. pic.twitter.com/ReBiNTlVCg
- Caroline Ouellette will be a technical coach for Les Canadiennes this year. [Les Canadiennes]
- Artturi Lehkonen could be a sleeper pick for fantasy teams this season. [TSN]
Around the league and elsewhere
- Philadelphia’s Jori Lehtera has been questioned by police in connection to a cocaine ring. [TSN]
- The Champions Cup will be live-streamed on Twitter.
BREAKING: Saturday's Champions Cup between the @riveters and @luleahockey will be streamed live on @Twitter! The talented team of Sam Fryman (@sfryman20), Sherry Ross (@SherryDarlingNJ) and Erica Ayala (@elindsay08) will be on the broadcast. pic.twitter.com/QskFxe1pxz— NWHL (@NWHL) September 26, 2018
- Seth Jones is set to miss 4-6 weeks after injuring his MCL. [The Cannon]
- The Ducks have announced that Corey Perry could miss up to five months after undergoing surgey for a knee injury. [Anaheim Calling]
- The NHL and lawyers for former players have proposed to the court to start with four concussion trials beginning in 2019, with the specific cases yet to be determined. [TSN]
- Tim Hortons coffee cups are featuring Marie-Philip Poulin and messages of support for the CWHL.