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Monday Habs Headlines: Revisiting the CWHL Player Entry Draft

In today's links, we break down the Montreal Stars' day at the CWHL Player Entry Draft; a hypothetical trade of Eric Staal to Montreal is proposed by 'Canes bloggers; Andrei Markov's appearance has drastically changed over time; Ehrhoff's deal is great, Engelland's contract is not, and no one knows quite what to think about Phil Kessel's latest tweet.

Emily W

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The CWHL held its Player Entry Draft yesterday.

    • Here's the list of all 54 selections made in the draft by the five teams. [EOTP]

    • As expected, Marie-Philip Poulin was selected with the Montreal Stars' first selection at third overall. Dave Stubbs has reactions from her and other members of the organization. [Montreal Gazette]

    • Jared Book provides an in-depth look at most of the players selected by the Montreal franchise. [EOTP]

  • Tim Bozon was at the Montreal Impact game on Saturday night to see his idol, Didier Drogba, play his first match with the MLS franchise. He discussed his health heading into his first professional season after a year spent recovering from a life-threatening case of meningitis. (French) [TVA Sports]

  • The folks at the Carolina Hurricanes sister site are contemplating their team's options for dealing with Eric Staal, who enters the final year of his current deal in the fall.  They've come up a few interesting packages to have returned their way in the event of a trade of their first-line centre to Montreal. [Canes Country]

  • In the latest episode of The Duel, Michaël Bournival and Gabriel Dumont attempt to spell some of the more difficult names that have been seen in the Habs organization.  Neither was asked to spell 'Ribinsoin,' however.


Around the League and elsewhere

  • Translation: "I'm on vacation and still breaking news.  Deal with that, 'hockey media.'"

    • The contract is for one season at $1.5 M. [TSN]

  • Deryk Engelland is going to earn $2.9 M next season. That is only one of the Calgary Flames' worst contracts. [Flames Nation]

  • If Dustin Byfuglien wants to earn a big contract when his current one expires at the end of next season, he will need to reign in his indiscipline. [Pro Hockey Talk]

  • Ben Smith breaks down the CWHL Draft picks of the Toronto Furies. [Pension Plan Puppets]

  • The Vancouver Canucks were yesterday's subject of the NHL's 30-in-30 series. [NHL.com]