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Friday Habs Links: Michael Bournival hoping for a new contract

Here are your daily links, including a look at the Canadiens' depth in net, Michael Bournival still in the dark, the Mike Babcock decision making shockwaves, and more.

Sep 23, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Michael Bournival (49) during the warm-up session before the first period against New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Michael Bournival (49) during the warm-up session before the first period against New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens

  • Fun newspaper headline from history: Did 1940s Montreal Canadiens Take Powder? ("taking powder", by the way, is an old-fashioned way of saying running away or leaving. I'll refrain from making a 1980s Edmonton Oilers joke here.) [Greatest Hockey Legends]

  • Checking in with the Canadien's depth in net: Dustin Tokarski has one year left on his contract, Mike Condon and Zach Fucale will continue developing in St-John's, and Hayden Hawkey will spend the next year in NCAA. [RDS] (French)
  • Edmonton and Toronto have settled their search for head coach, but now where will Guy Boucher land? Habs Breakfast discusses. [TSN 690]

  • Michael Bournival would like to be signed for next season, but he says that Marc Bergevin has made no promises yet in a phone conversation between them. Is 23-year old Bournival still part of the Canadiens' future plans? [La Presse] (French)

  • About Stephen Lebeau's departure from the Bulldogs: "A divergence of philosophy with S. Lefebvre". Maybe they disagreed on player management?

  • Top 5 goals for the Montreal Canadiens this offseason: number 5) Re-sign Jeff Petry. [Along the Boards]

  • Jacob de la Rose went through successful wrist surgery (and is back on Twitter by the next day). [EOTP]