The gaping chasm that seemed to be a black hole for the Canadiens has finally been filled. And how. Thanks to a combination of trades (Max Domi, Nick Suzuki), drafting (Jesperi Kotkaniemi) and the emergence of a prospect (Ryan Poehling), things have not looked this bright down the middle for a long time. Montreal’s bid for a playoff spot came up painfully short, but the Habs had at least one impact prospect in each of major junior, U.S. college and European hockey this season. Help is on the way.
IMMEDIATE NEEDS: The Canadiens have improved significantly at forward, but what they’re lacking at the moment is a natural scorer with sniper instincts. That’s a big part of the reason why their power play ranked second-worst in the league. Can you believe the Habs haven’t had a 50-goal scorer si...
About the Author
Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.