The Montreal Canadiens aren’t getting good news early in Mike Hoffman’s run with the organization. After the club signed Hoffman to a three-year contract this summer, they’ve already learned he will be out for some time, miss camp, and a chunk of the regular season.
Carey Price’s absence is allowing McNiven to get an NHL look. All Michael McNiven needed was a chance. Whether it was the invite to development camp as an undrafted free agent that earned him an entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Canadiens lost. I know it’s important, I know they’re supposed to be there, but we’re in here talking about practice. Last time we saw the Montreal Canadiens face the Toronto Maple Leafs, the former was bouncing the latter from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a Game 7 matchup.
The Montreal Canadiens begin their lengthy preseason tonight with a contest in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. The two teams of course met in the opening round of the 2021 postseason with the Canadiens shutting the Maple Leafs down in Game 7 and advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
Under normal circumstances, Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber would probably make this list of the worst Habs contracts for the 2021-22 season. However, circumstances are far from normal with the Canadiens captain projected to be placed on long-term injured reserve due to various injuries.
Exhibition games will be used to make key decisions. After the first day of training camp, Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme was already looking ahead to seeing his young players in game action.
Talk about the newest Habs defenceman. The Athletic’s Murat Ates joins Patrik Bexell on a quick episode of Habsent Minded EXTRA to talk about the former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Sami Niku who signed with Montreal Canadiens earlier on Friday.
The defenceman will fight for a spot in the NHL. The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Sami Niku to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday. The deal will pay Niku $750,000 in the NHL and $425,000 in the AHL, with a guaranteed salary of $475,000.
The Canadiens selected Logan Mailloux with the 31st pick in the draft even though he asked not to be chosen after he was fined by Swedish police for sharing a photo of himself and a woman engaging in a consensual sexual act.