NHL Player Development Of First-Round Picks, Part Five

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NHL player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey will be starting a new series on how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece […] READ MORE



Montreal Canadiens Acquire Hunter Shinkaruk from Calgary Flames for Kerby Rychel

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The Montreal Canadiens have announced they have traded forward Kerby Rychel to the Calgary Flames. In exchange, the Canadiens receive forward Hunter Shinkaruk. Both players require waivers to be placed in the AHL. The @NHLFlames have traded forward Hunter Shinkaruk (VAN, 2013 NHL Draft, No. 24) to the @CanadiensMTL for forward Kerby Rychel (CBJ, 2013 NHL Draft, […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Re-tool Rather than Rebuild

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After a disastrous season finishing fourth last in the entire NHL, the Montreal Canadiens are left looking for answers. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? Where do they go from here? Do they re-tool or rebuild? These questions will certainly find answers as Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins, Geoff Molson, and the rest of the Habs […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Bring Up Kerby Rychel

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When a team is eliminated from playoff contention, one thing they can do is use the time to evaluate prospects. This has been the case for the Montreal Canadiens this season. They have already brought up Nikita Scherbak, Brett Lernout and Rinat Valiev. Montreal will be having a look at another young prospect, as the Canadiens […] READ MORE




Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Recap

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The Montreal Canadiens had a quiet day during the trade deadline, but they did make a few small moves and one big one. Some of the biggest names that were involved in rumours included Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk who both stayed put. They did in fact trade Tomas Plekanec, Joe Morrow, and Jakub Jerabek. […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Trade Tomas Plekanec To Toronto Maple Leafs

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With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, the Montreal Canadiens have agreed to trade forward Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defence prospect Rinat Valiev, Kerby Rychel, and the Leafs 2018 second round pick. TRADE: To #Leafs F Tomas Plekanec (50% retained) F Kyle Baun To #Habs F Kerby Rychel D […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Preview, 50-in-50: Kerby Rychel

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If there is one younger forward on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster that has a tough road ahead of him, it’s Kerby Rychel. Despite being a former first round selection, Rychel has not been able to realize his potential to this point in his career. And unless he has a fantastic camp and preseason, it […] READ MORE