Eric Engels, born and raised in Montreal, is in his 13th season on the Montreal Canadiens beat. A multiplatform Canadiens and NHL insider, Engels joined Sportsnet in the spring of 2015 and has become a commentator on regional and national broadcasts of the Canadiens. Engels can also be seen on multiple Sportsnet shows—from Tim and Sid to Hockey Central.
Canadiens notebook: NHL Awards ballot dissection and Draft Day debate
I resolved my internal debate over voting Matthews first with relative ease. While I could concede the Leafs likely would’ve easily made the playoffs without his contribution, I told myself they’d have been far from achieving their best regular season in their 105-year existence without it. And what Matthews delivered was so beyond unique and special that I didn’t feel someone else was more deserving.
Canadiens continue waiting on Price, won't stand in Luke Richardson's way
Canadiens GM Kent Hughes is still hopeful to get more clarity on Cary Price's situation by July 13. The Canadiens won't stand in the way of a head coaching job for Luke Richardson. No one should bet against consultant Marie-Philip Poulin.
Canadiens' Hughes says no urgency to decide on first overall pick before July
The decision Kent Hughes has to make is momentous. It will not be based on position or need, there's no urgency to rush their first overall pick to the NHL. What the Canadiens will do, though, is choose who has the most potential to eventually make it — and thrive for years.
Shesterkin leads Rangers' best in pivotal Game 3 win over Hurricanes
Igor Shesterkin was New York's finest in the Rangers' Game 3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hart Trophy finalist was the team's driving force this season, and his offering at Madison Square Garden on this day is something to tether hope to for his teammates.