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Friday Habs Links: Habs are in contract talks with Brian Flynn

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Here are your daily links, including a Dale Weise interview, Brian Flynn in contract talks, the Cup parade in Chicago, and more.

Apr 17, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Brian Flynn (32) carries the puck and Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) chases during the third period in game two of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Apr 17, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Brian Flynn (32) carries the puck and Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) chases during the third period in game two of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Interview with Dale Weise talking about the future of the Habs and his role on the team. [TSN 690]

  • Brian Flynn and the Habs are in contract talks. Flynn will turn 27 in July, and he earned $650K last season. [La Presse]

  • Montreal unveils its preseason schedule. Some interesting matchups include the Pittsburgh Penguins in the new Videotron Centre, and the newly Babcock-ed Toronto Maple Leafs. [La Presse]

  • Defensive prospect Mike Rielly snubs the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team who drafted him in 2011. [Copper and Blue]
  • What's going to happen to Mike Richards? [Jewels from the Crown]
  • The town of Trenčín has a population of about 56 000, and produced three Cup champions – Marian Hossa, Zdeno Chara, and Marián Gáborik. They're considering naming one of their streets after the Stanley Cup. [The Guardian]
  • Sean Avery talks about his NHL career and the pressure he had to face. [Player's Tribune]

It was my way of handling all the demands on us to win. And to keep my job. I needed people to hate me. I needed players to come after me in order to stay motivated. Because honestly, playing in the NHL can become stagnant after a few years, especially if you have intellectual interests outside the rink.