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Tuesday Links & Open thread: Retrospection

Season reviews, Max Domi, Wes McCauley, Alexander Radulov, playoff structure, playoff injuries, green initiatives and more in today's links.

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Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgery for ‘minor’ injury

It shouldn’t affect his offseason training, according to Marc Bergevin.

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AHL player review: LaCouvee emerged as another quality minor-league option in goal

From emergency goalie to splitting the AHL net, it was quite a year for LaCouvee.

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2019 Draft profile: Lassi Thomson has all the pieces, but some assembly is required

One of the most talented defencemen in the draft class will need a bit of refinement before he’s ready to join the NHL ranks.

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What can the Montreal Canadiens learn from the Columbus Blue Jackets?

The two teams were battling for a playoff spot, and now Columbus is preparing for the second round.

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2019 Draft profile: Brayden Tracey specializes in offensive finish

Tracey is always looking for ways to get the puck in the net.

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Report Card: Ylönen had a good season, but there’s more offence to unlock

The prospect will use this off-season to address some weaknesses that prevented him from producing to his potential.

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Monday Links & Open thread: Danault proved himself to be among the best centremen

In today’s links, Danault’s exceptional season put him among the best centremen in the NHL, the odds of Brook and Poehling making the cut, remembering the Good Friday massacre of 1984, and more.

Trading a top defensive prospect may be necessary for the Canadiens

The Canadiens have quality right-shot defencemen and a weak left side. This off-season, a move could be made to help balance them out.

Podcasts

2019 Draft profile: Nikita Alexandrov flashes high-level skill

Normally looking like a run-of-the-mill responsible centre, Alexandrov will occasionally pull off a series of jaw-dropping moves.

Sunday Links & Open thread: Could the Canadiens have knocked off the Lightning?

In today’s links, wondering what might have been, catching up with prospect Scott Walford, and this year’s Vezina Trophy finalists.

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2019 Draft profile: Philip Tomasino plays the game at high speed

A versatile forward with great movement, Tomasino will be high on many draft boards in June.

Alexander Romanov wins the Gagarin Cup with CSKA

The rookie didn’t see much ice, but he gained plenty of experience in one of the world’s top league’s this year.

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Saturday Links & Open thread: What the Canadiens need to become a playoff team once again

In today’s news, Montreal’s outlook next season, Romanov claims a title, and Plekanec’s promotion.

Playoff Quiz: Top Montreal Canadiens goal-scorers

Can you name all the elite Canadiens playoff performers?

Friday Links & Open thread: Chris Nilan believes the Habs need bigger forwards

In today’s links, Nilan’s thoughts on improvements up front, Christian Folin will be back for another year, and what will the Penguins and Lightning do in the wake of sweeps?

Canadiens sign Christian Folin to a one-year contract

The defenceman was set to become a free agent.

Team Canada’s bronze at the World Championship was a long time coming

Finland’s wonderful performance was a great story, but Canada’s slide continues.

2019 Draft profile: Nick Robertson never stops moving

Hard work and good skill allowed the small winger to lead the Peterborough Petes in points.

CTT: Suzuki carries Storm to reverse sweep of the Knights

Stats, highlights, and updates on the Montreal Canadiens prospects from the past week.

Thursday Links & Open thread: Prospects showing promise

Here are your daily links, including top Habs prospects, Laval Rocket player evaluations, the future of women’s hockey, and more.

“One more year for us and ... I think he will be ready”: A look at Jesse Ylönen’s development

The 2018 second-round pick is on the right track.

A rocky year for the Laval Rocket lays groundwork for a better future

A roller-coaster season for Joël Bouchard’s team has come to an end. For the first time in a while, the road ahead looks clear.

Wednesday Links & Open thread: Michael McCarron’s uncertain future

In today’s links, wondering where Michael McCarron’s place within this organization is, Jose Theodore would like more daring from the general manager in the future, and fallout from Svechnikov-Ovechkin.

2019 Draft profile: Marshall Warren stands out with his scoring instincts

The blue-liner is heading to Boston College next season where he’ll add to his already promising tool set.

Tuesday Links & Open thread: Back in Business

Noah Juulsen's return to health, prospect updates, playoff suspensions, and more

Olofsson addressed some issues this season, but still has a long way to go

Regarded as one of the most promising players Montreal selected in 2018, Olofsson’s season left plenty of room for improvement.

Montreal Canadiens’ off-season calendar

Key dates for Marc Bergevin and his staff this summer.

Monday Links & Open thread: Who may not return to wear the bleu-blanc-rouge?

In today’s links, a look at Hudon and others who may be nearing the end of their run as a Canadien, Budaj retires, and if the Quebec Nordiques were still around would Bergevin make the same decisions?

2019 Draft profile: Raphaël Lavoie plays a giant role in Halifax

Towering over opponents at 6’4", Lavoie is rangy, powerful, and deceptively mobile.

Nikita Jevpalovs ends the Rocket’s season with a flourish

The Latvian winger had a game to remember in the last contest of the year for Laval.

Sunday Links & Open thread: Domi shines in a heartbreaking season

In today’s links, Domi’s impressive season, ranking the Canadiens’ CHL prospects, and an update on Connor McDavid.

Rocket handed another harsh lesson by the Crunch

A tough season had at least one more bump in the road as the Crunch put up five goals on the Rocket.

Despite falling short of the NCAA title game, Brett Stapley comes away with plenty of lessons learned

Denver couldn’t edge out the Minutemen from Amherst, but the Canadiens prospect has plenty to build on for next year.

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