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Thursday Habs Headline: John Scott says goodbye to the NHL

Here are your daily links, including a possible trade target, a lack of talent at centre in the wake of injuries, and the performance of Alexander Radulov.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Five Goals, Four Kids, One Hell of a Good Time. John Scott took to The Players’ Tribune to announce his retirement from the National Hockey League on Wednesday. [TPT]
  • In his 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman openly pondered whether the Habs may have interest in Jets project Alexander Burmistrov after losing two centremen to injury. [SN]
  • In case you missed it, the Canadiens announced on Wednesday that both Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with knee injuries. [EOTP]
  • The injuries leave the Canadiens without many options at centre, and certainly hurting for talent at the top of the lineup. [NP]
  • Marc Bergevin gambled on Alexander Radulov this off-season, and it has paid off in spades with the Russian becoming one of the Habs most consistent performers. [CBC]
  • The Habs made several moves yesterday, calling up Sven Andrighetto while sending Mark Barberio and Charles Hudon back to the Ice Caps. [EOTP | Andrighetto | Barberio | Hudon]
  • Carey Price has been awarded the team’s Molson Cup for the month of November after posting eight wins over the course of the month. [Canadiens]
  • HabsTV asked the club’s players how often they think the team’s Russians are talking about them. [YouTube]
  • Les Canadiennes are at the forefront of professional women’s hockey, which has grown tremendously in recent years, but still has a road ahead of it. [CBC]


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • In addition, the former Hab also announced the upcoming release of his memoir. [Twitter]
  • Pat Iversen discusses how players ignoring the consequences of concussions can be hurting their futures. [SBN]
  • Russian forwards Vadim Shipachyov and Evgeny Dadonov are now permitted to leave the KHL for the NHL, but are likely to wait until the end of the season to enter free agency and avoid waivers. [Twitter]
  • Vancouver Canucks defenceman Philip Larsen was released from hospital and may soon return to the lineup after receiving a hit from Taylor Hall on Tuesday. [NHL.com]
  • It has been revealed that the NHL will move their headquarters to an office building in the west side of Manhattan. [SN]