ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. — The low season has begun for the Montreal Canadiens however there is no such thing as a scarcity of stories as groups put together for the Seattle Enlargement Draft and the NHL Entry Draft adopted by free company.
Reward from McDavid
Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid received the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award in 2020-21. McDavid was very complimentary with respect to the Canadiens Stanley Cup run.
McDavid mentioned “I feel for those who ask anybody within the North Division who needed to play [the Canadiens] 9 or 10 occasions, they’ll let you know it’s not stunning. Their workforce was constructed for the playoffs, they’re massive and robust and imply and so they’ve received 4 traces that simply all roll over and do the identical factor.”
McDavid was additionally very complimentary of Canadiens goaltender Carey Value. “They clearly have among the best goalies, if not the perfect goalie, backing them up,” mentioned McDavid, “in order that they’re an actual strong workforce, and we actually had battles with them, and so they had a terrific month.”
Rocket signal D-man
The Laval Rocket signed defenceman Tory Dello to a one-year, one-way AHL contract. The 24-year-old defenceman suited up for 19 video games for the AHL’s Grand Fast Griffins in 2020-21 recording two assists.
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Dello was a teammate of Canadiens centre Jake Evans for 2 seasons on the College of Notre throughout his 4 yr NCAA stint.
Geese welcome Bouchard
Former Laval Rocket head coach Joel Bouchard met with the media on Monday together with Anaheim Geese basic supervisor Bob Murray.
“I actually favored my speak with Bob (Murray) and Martin Madden and everybody with the Geese employees,” mentioned Bouchard, “we actually related immediately.”
“I knew that was going to make my determination troublesome on the finish since you all the time have to take a look at all of the angles, nevertheless it was match. I like challenges, I prefer to reinvent myself – I’m not the sort of man to again out from a problem and I felt like that was a hell of a problem,” mentioned Bouchard.
Candidates for Laval
TVA Sports activities host JP Bertrand reported that Syracuse Crunch assistant coaches Gilles Bouchard and Eric Veilleux are candidates for the top teaching place for the Laval Rocket. Bertrand added that Louis Robitaille, the final supervisor and head coach of the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques, can also be into account.
It’s believed that interviews are already underway for the place.
Enjoying hockey within the through the pandemic has brought about hardships for NHL gamers and their households. Canadiens defenceman Jon Merrill was away from his spouse and younger kids for nearly three months. Their reunion was endearing.
It’s been 89 days & he’s lastly again
Second time this yr Jonny has been gone for an prolonged time & it by no means ceases to amaze me how these women have rolled with the punches pic.twitter.com/h8NPhh0xKn
— Jess Molina (@JesMolina) July 10, 2021
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