Sunday Habs Headlines: The Montreal Canadiens turn cap space into commodity

In today’s links, the Canadiens work with a contender to solve issues for both sides, Kotkaniemi gets reunited with his idol, free agency begins in the AHL as well, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens found a way to use their cap space as a commodity, and used it to add several assets to the organization. [TSN]
  • Yesterday’s acquisition of Joel Armia added one of Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s idols to the franchise. [Arpon Basu]
  • If you missed it, read our breakdown of the trade. [EOTP]
  • Kotkaniemi took the ice for the first time in his new Habs jersey on Friday. []
  • A look at the Joel Armia trade from the side that gave him up. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The situation for the Laval Rocket as NHL free agency gets set to begin. [Around The A]
  • Max Pacioretty’s family is about to get even bigger:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Andrei Svechnikov became the first member of the 2018 NHL Draft class to sign his enrry-level contract. [Canes Country]
  • The Winnipeg Jets made a second trade yesterday, adding Nic Kerdiles in exchange for Chase De Leo. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Eddie Lack has signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils. [All About The Jersey]
  • Ryan Reaves has signed a two-year extension with the Vegas Golden Knights. [Knights On Ice]
  • Nikolaj Ehlers now faces a conflict when he represents his country on the international stage:/

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