Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- Max Pacioretty will not negotiate a new contract during the season, claiming that it would be a distraction from on-ice performance. [TSN]
- Other members of the Canadiens are caught in the storm of the Pacioretty situation. [Sportsnet]
- Time is running out for the Habs and for Pacioretty, although the captain assumes he’ll be here in October. [La Presse]
- Rookie camp begins in Laval. [Radio-Canada]
- With all eyes on Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Mathias Brunet reflects on some of the more less heralded prospects who have made it - and some of the players who couldn’t live up to the hype. [La Presse]
- Michael McNiven was a very fit teenager apparently.
Haven’t weighed in like that since I was 15 years old. Very happy with this off season— Michael McNiven (@McNivenMichael) September 6, 2018
- Victor Mete is hyped for training camp.
See u around woodbridge.......See uu soon MTLLL!!— Victor Mete (@vmete98) September 6, 2018
- Alexander Romanov is starting to showcase his talents with the Army Men. [Patrik Bexell]
Good defensive zone work here from Alexander Romanov, steals the puck, and starts the breakout and counter attack. He also goes with it, but when the chance phase out he returns to the defensive work directly #EPR for @HabsEOTP #TheTsar pic.twitter.com/1fGM1l4Yg2— Patrik Bexell (@Zeb_Habs) September 6, 2018
Around the league and elsewhere
- The Columbus Blue Jackets announced multi-year contract extensions for general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, president of hockey operations Bill Davidson, and Bill Zito - newly promoted to associate general manager. [TSN]
- Nate Schmidt’s suspension has opened up questions about the effectiveness of the NHL’s drug testing policy. [The Athletic]
- Behind the scenes on what it took to get Ryan Ellis signed in Nashville. [The Athletic]
- Martin Necas talks about the upcoming season. [Canes Country]
- Despite marijuana’s legal status changing in Canada, Bill Daly says the NHL has no plans to revisit its marijuana policy. [ESPN]
- The New York Islanders will receive a tax break for their Nassau Coliseum project. [ProHockeyTalk]
- Ben Scrivens has been named University of Denver Hockey Team Manager.
Former NHL goaltender Ben Scrivens has been named DU Hockey Team Manager. He'll also be pursuing a Master's Degree while here.— LetsGoDU (@LetsGoDU) September 6, 2018
- Hockey reporter Jashvina Shah writes an open letter to Colin Kaepernick about exposing the seedy underbelly of hockey culture and being blacklisted for it. [Medium]
- T25U25 continues: Litter Box Cats (#7: Henrik Borgstrom), Fear the Fin (#16: Noah Gregor), Silver Seven (#2: Logan Brown), Winging it in Motown (#8: Evgeny Svechnikov), and Hockey Wilderness (#17: Alexander Khovalov).