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  • Habs remove Staal from power play

    TSN "Following a 4-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the Canadiens made changes the power play ahead of Monday's game against the Edmonton Oilers, removing struggling veteran Eric Staal and moving Corey Perry to the first unit as the net front presence...." April 19

  • Analyzing Gossip on Jack Eichel, Tony DeAngelo and More

    Bleacher Report "There's going to be plenty of excitement around the NHL over the next few weeks as the chase for a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs intensifies. Even though there will be a ton of action on the ice, it's not too early to start looking ahead to the upcoming offseason..." April 19

  • Can an NHL team with high-priced stars win in the playoffs?

    The Athletic "So it would appear the NHL will make some cap era history in this year’s playoffs. For the first time since the salary cap was instituted in 2005, a team carrying a player with a double digit cap hit is going to actually win a playoff round. In fact, a few teams might..." April 19

  • NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as 2022-23 season

    Yardbarker "NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as the 2022-23 season, according to Mark J. Burns of the Sports Business Journal. However, nothing has been approved or finalized by the league's Board of Governors. Burns writes: "In recent weeks, NHL clubs have been..." April 18

  • Canadiens get Carey Price back after 6-game injury absence

    The Score "Carey Price is returning to the Montreal Canadiens' crease. The veteran goaltender is the Canadiens' starter for Saturday's afternoon tilt with the Ottawa Senators, Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme said about two hours before puck..." April 17

  • 5 NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded During the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With the NHL's trade deadline having passed, the trade market is shuttered until the end of the regular season. Once the postseason begins, non-playoff clubs can make deals with each other, but most moves will take place once the playoffs end in July. Several notable players who..." April 17

  • NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz and Post-2021 Trade Deadline Talk

    Bleacher Report "The buildup to the NHL trade deadline is always an eventful time of year for the league's 31 teams. Even if a team doesn't complete any deals, that doesn't mean they didn't try to swing one or two, as there are always plenty of discussions being had. There..." April 17

  • Why 37 NHL goalies changed pads this year: Inside the high-stakes game of hockey equipment branding

    The Athletic "One season after winning the Vezina Trophy, Connor Hellebuyck did something unexpected for a goalie at the top of his game: He switched his pads. After using CCM-branded gear for the first five years of his NHL career, the Winnipeg Jets goalie is now wearing pads from True..." April 17

  • Montreal Canadiens Recall Cole Caufield

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Cole Caufield has been called up to their taxi squad ahead of tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames. Being on the taxi squad means he likely will not make his debut tonight, but it should be forthcoming. Caufield has four..." April 16

  • Senators' Shane Pinto to make NHL debut vs. Canadiens

    The Score "Ottawa Senators forward Shane Pinto will make his NHL debut Saturday when his club takes on the Montreal Canadiens, head coach DJ Smith confirmed Friday, according to Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas. The Senators inked the Hobey Baker Award finalist to a three-year,..." April 16

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2021 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "It has been several days since the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline and we’ve already seen Boston go 2-0 since adding Taylor Hall, while Anthony Mantha scored in each of his first two games with Washington. The deadline was quieter than usual with just 17 deals compared to the 31 we saw..." April 16

  • Dominique Ducharme: Habs don't have cap for Cole Caufield

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens placed Cole Caufield on team's taxi squad Friday, but head coach Dominique Ducharme said cap space issues will keep the highly-touted forward prospect out of the lineup for now. Ducharme said that due to the team's salary cap..." April 16

  • Where will NHL’s Canadian division winner play if it can’t host U.S.-based opponents in playoffs?

    The Athletic "A little update on a story I first reported on in early March regarding what happens with the Canadian division winner once we’re down to the NHL semifinals. As I wrote on March 5, the idea of the Toronto Maple Leafs, for example, playing past the second round of the..." April 16

  • NHL Not Opposed To Third-Party Salary Retention In Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Perhaps the story of the NHL Trade Deadline, since it certainly wasn’t the quantity of trades or the numerous star players on the move, was the advent of the third-party salary cap broker in trades. Three different deals were made at the deadline that included three teams, with the third..." April 16

  • The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Deals That Didn’t Happen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline came and went with relatively little fanfare. Deadline day saw just 17 trades made (a new 8-year low) that involved only 26 players (a new 20-year low). The obvious downside to a quiet deadline is that it’s not very exciting to follow and..." April 15

  • Trades That Should Have Happened at 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Just as quickly as it arrived, it's gone. The NHL's trade deadline came and went Monday afternoon with a flurry of deals—including one involving last fall's highest-profile free agent—that reshaped the rosters of the league's top contenders while..." April 14

  • The Real Winners and Losers from the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The lead-in seemed endless. But once it arrived, the day was kind of a blur. The NHL's annual trade deadline came and went Monday with something between a bang and a whimper. There was the long-awaited move of last fall's highest-profile free agent as well as a..." April 13

  • Renting out cap space for NHL draft picks is a trend that’s here to stay

    The Athletic "The most stunning trade of trade deadline 2021, in many ways, has its roots in a deal that was consummated almost two years ago. When the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to absorb the final year of Patrick Marleau’s contract, carrying a $6.25 million AAV, in June 2019 and the Toronto..." April 13

  • CHL announces cancellation of 2021 Memorial Cup

    Sportsnet "The CHL announced Tuesday it has made the "very difficult decision" to cancel the 2021 Memorial Cup in association with the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.   " April 13

  • Is going all in at the NHL trade deadline worth it?

    Sound Of Hockey "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for NHL fans. If our team is in the thick of the playoff picture, we hope it makes huge trades and pushes all our collective chips into the center of the table with hopes of playing for the Stanley Cup. But is this the right approach? ..." April 13

  • Tony DeAngelo may be solution to other’s expansion problems

    Forever Blueshirts "The New York Rangers have been willing to let teams use their cap space to facilitate trades for awhile. Thus far they’ve had no takers as we’ve already had around a dozen deals coming into today’s NHL Trade Deadline. So far, many of the deals that required cap help..." April 13

  • Habs' Jake Allen to start vs. Leafs

    TSN "The Canadiens held an optional skate ahead of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goaltender Jake Allen is expected to make his fourth-straight start as he is getting the bulk of the work with the team's director of goaltending, Sean Burke.   Allen,30, is..." April 12

  • NHL trade deadline winners and losers

    The Athletic "You know what? That NHL trade deadline wasn’t nearly as bad as most of us figured it would be. In spite of COVID-19 outbreaks, a looming expansion draft and a flat salary cap the deadline exceeded almost all expectations for drama and the unexpected, including a blockbuster..." April 12

  • 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along all day as NHL GM's work the phone furiously to make a deal! ProSportsDaily has you covered as the deals flow in. April 12

  • Canadiens acquiring defenceman Erik Gustafsson from Flyers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens are acquiring defender Erik Gustafsson from the Philadelphia Flyers, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. " April 12

  • Victor Mete claimed off waivers by the Ottawa Senators

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Attempting to create salary and roster flexibility, the Montreal Canadiens placed Victor Mete on waivers on Sunday. He has been claimed by the first team in the priority order, going to the Ottawa Senators. The Senators traded two defenders on Sunday: former Canadien..." April 12

  • Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete among players placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have placed defenceman Victor Mete on waivers, the team announced on Sunday. Mete, 22, has missed a number of games as a healthy scratch this season, including Saturday night's 5-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. In 14 games this..." April 11

  • Habs acquire Jon Merrill for Hayden Verbeek, pick

    MSN.com "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired 6’3’’ stay at home defender Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings to shore up their defence ahead of the trade deadline. The Canadiens traded a fifth-round pick in 2021 and Laval Rocket forward Hayden Verbeek..." April 11

  • Latest Buzz on Top Players and Teams Entering 2021 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NFL trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, and after that, in-season deals will be done for the year. This means that while teams have a month to go before the playoffs—scheduled to begin May 11—those looking to make moves for postseason pushes will have..." April 11

  • 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start date to be determined by NHL

    NHL.com "The start date for the Stanley Cup Playoffs is unknown after the end of the NHL regular season was extended to May 16 on Saturday. The extension was necessary to accommodate rescheduled games for the Vancouver Canucks, who had eight games postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak within the..." April 10

  • 4 buyers set up to make a NHL trade deadline splash

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. We're under 60 hours till deadline. LTIR you ready? 1. “It’s all on the table for us at this point,” Kyle Dubas declared during a Maple Leafs TV..." April 10

  • Cole Caufield Wins The Hobey Baker Award

    Habs World "Following a dominant season at the University of Wisconsin, Cole Caufield has received the top individual award, being named as the Hobey Baker Award recipient for the top NCAA player in the country.  Shane Pinto (Ottawa) and Dryden McKay (undrafted) were the other..." April 09

  • Inside how the NHL trade deadline is shaping up as deals begin to go down

    The Athletic "Trade deadline week has finally produced some results and the first two deals give us an idea of where this is all perhaps headed. Florida and Chicago put a package together Thursday that is very reflective of the salary cap environment. The Blackhawks have told teams for..." April 09

  • Top Landing Spots for NHL's Biggest Trade Deadline Targets

    Bleacher Report "The NHL's 2021 trade deadline is Monday at 3 p.m. ET. While the big day is fast approaching, the trade market isn't as busy compared to previous years for several reasons. This season's stagnant salary cap means most playoff contenders have limited cap space. Several..." April 09

  • 2021 NHL trade deadline: Six deals we'd like to see

    ESPN "The 2021 NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The New York Islanders kicked off trade season on Wednesday night, acquiring veteran forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils. But there are many more mutually beneficial..." April 09

  • Habs waive Paul Byron

    Habs World "With the trade deadline approaching, cap and roster flexibility are still going to be important for the Habs, even with Brendan Gallagher’s LTIR placement.  With that in mind, the team once again placed Paul Byron on waivers on Friday. It is the third time this season that..." April 09

  • Bubble hockey could be coming back to the NHL for the playoffs

    Toronto Sun "Is the bubble coming back for the playoffs? Players and team owners may not want it to. But after seeing what’s happened to the Vancouver Canucks in the past week, I don’t see how the league avoids it. There’s far too much at stake. We’re..." April 09

  • Trade Candidates Unlikely To Move At 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Featurd "Less than a week remains until the NHL's April 12 trade deadline. Speculation is growing among pundits and fans over which players could be on the move over the coming days. Most players dealt on deadline day are slated to become unrestricted free agents in the offseason. Several..." April 09

  • Dream trade deadline fits for each Stanley Cup contender

    The Score "This year's trade deadline presents some significant roadblocks for teams looking to add. The flat salary cap, cross-border quarantine rules, and impending Seattle expansion draft are all major hurdles that could mitigate the yearly frenzy excitement. But no number of limitations..." April 09

  • Sabres' Taylor Hall open to signing extension with new team if traded

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall, one of the highest profile players available heading into the NHL trade deadline, is willing to consider signing an extension with a team that acquires him, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston has learned. Hall's willingness to consider a new deal means, if a team trades..." April 09

  • Three Destinations That Make Sense for Nick Foligno

    1st Ohio Battery "As the trade deadline approaches and the Columbus Blue Jackets oscillate between wins and losses, they have a lot of tough decisions to make–and soon. They only have a select few players in the last year of their contracts, and with Riley Nash getting hurt, the list gets..." April 09

  • Who was the best player to ever be the worst player in an NHL trade?

    The Athletic "With just days until the deadline, I want to try to tackle one of those questions that sounds simple but ends up being tougher than you might think: Who was the best worst player in an NHL trade? In other words, if you took every player from a given trade and ranked them from best to..." April 09

  • Canadiens assign Charlie Lindgren to AHL

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens have reassigned goaltender Charlie Lindgren to the AHL’s Laval Rocket. Goaltender Michael McNiven has also been assigned to the club’s taxi squad. " April 08

  • 9 defencemen who could be moved by the 2021 NHL trade deadline

    Sportsnet "It's a buyer's market out there this year, but with the demand for defensive depth always high, might this be the position where we see the most movement at the NHL trade deadline? Anything can happen at the deadline — especially in a year as unpredictable as this, with..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline preview: Teams that could make moves, players who could move

    Yardbarker "The NHL trade deadline is on Monday, April 12, at 3 p.m. ET and we are here to get you ready for some of the teams that could be in the market for deals and players that could be on the move. The salary cap situation is going to make it a little more difficult to make moves this season,..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline: 9 defensemen teams might target

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mattias Ekholm, Predators (30 years old, signed through 2021-22, $3.75M cap hit): As Juuse Saros keeps juicing the Predators’ win-loss record, defensemen like Ekholm keep slipping down various “trade bait” boards. But we might as well get two..." April 08

  • 5 NHL players that are looking for a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes things just don't go as planned. Many NHL players entered the season with high hopes but have failed to meet expectations for one reason or another. Others have been stuck in the same situation for years or have simply hit a wall in their development. With the..." April 08

  • NHL Trade Deadline final big board: Taylor Hall, Mike Hoffman and 25 others who could be dealt

    The Athletic "This is it. The final update of trade deadline season to the NHL Trade Big Board. And it comes after one of the biggest names on the board gets removed, with Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello striking early in landing Kyle Palmieri along with Travis Zajac during Wednesday’s..." April 08

  • Nate Leaman returns as head coach of Team USA at WJHC

    IIHF "Nate Leaman (East Greenwich, Rhode Island/Providence College), who led the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alberta, has been named head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team, it was announced by USA Hockey. The U.S. National..." April 08

  • Canadiens' Carey Price won't make trip to Toronto with team

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens announced Tuesday morning that goaltender Cayden Primeau has been called up from the AHL’s Laval Rocket and added to the team’s taxi squad. The team also announced that goalie Carey Price won’t make the trip to Toronto for Wednesday night’s game..." April 07