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Thursday Habs Links: Ben Bishop was warned for embellishing

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including who Bergevin should target, a new hockey nation and Bishop's embellishments did not go unnoticed.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Which centre should GM Marc Bergevin go after this offseason? More importantly, who should the Canadiens give up in return for that centre? [TSN 690]
  • Alexei Emelin's tendency for throwing devastating hits may not have been as prominent this year, but the 29-year old rearguard still managed to play a career high 68 games and saw an increase in average ice time this season. [Canadiens]
  • Take a trip down memory lane to the last time the Montreal Canadiens raised the Stanley Cup. In the 22 years since, no other Canadian team has managed this feat. Just how long has this drought been? [Montreal Gazette]
"Two current members of the Canadiens roster — Jacob De La Rose and Alex Galchenyuk — weren’t born the last time the Canadiens won the Cup, while Nathan Beaulieu was six months old at the time, Brendan Gallagher was 1 and Devante Smith-Pelly was five days away from his first birthday."

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was warned about embellishing, during the second round against the Canadiens. Despite the warning, Bishop was not penalized in any way for his actions. [TVA Sports] (French)
  • Drafting prospects should not come down to pitting new statistics against traditional scouts. Rather, a combination of both should be used when assessing prospects. [Canucks Army]
  • The Coyotes saga begins anew. In a 5-2 vote, the city of Glendale has decided to cancel their existing arena deal. Following this vote however, the threat of a 200 million dollar lawsuit looms in the future. [TSN]
  • It has not even been two years since the the city of Glendale agreed to fifteen year deal with the Arizona Coyotes, and yet the city is already trying to renege on that deal. [Five For Howling]
  • In light of the recent relocation rumours surrounding the Arizona Coyotes, here's a potential city that would be more than willing to accommodate an NHL team. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Coach Claude Julien will be retained by the Boston Bruins. Bruins' GM Don Sweeney announced that the entire coaching staff will be brought back to start the next season. Julien is now the longest tenured coach with a single NHL team. [NHL]
  • Meanwhile, the Anaheim Ducks parted ways with assistant coach Brad Lauer. Lauer was largely responsible for the Ducks' futile powerplay, which was ranked 28th in the league last season. [ESPN]
  • Commissioner Gary Bettman will be deposed in the concussion suit filed against the NHL. Bettman will be questioned by lawyers who represent the former players, who have launched this case. [New York Times]
  • Having bid on the 2022 Winter Olympics, China is the newest nation interested in creating a competitive national hockey team. Though the country is estimated to have only 610 registered players at the moment, the government is working with NHL clubs to grow the game. [Foreign Policy]