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Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens' woes have far reaching consequences

Here are your daily links covering the negative impacts of Montreal not making the playoffs, released NHL e-mails and the Prime Minister's take on the ongoing concussion lawsuit.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Montreal Canadiens aren't the only ones being affected by their inability to qualify for the playoffs. [La Presse]
  • Was Emelin's hit dirty? Do we have to dissect every single hit nowadays? [TSN 690]
  • E-mails released by the NHL pertaining to the on-going class action concussion lawsuit, reveal that Canadiens owner Geoff Molson was worried about the possibility of such a lawsuit in 2011. [Radio-Canada]
  • The Canadiens have signed goaltender Charlie Lindgren from St.Cloud State University. [The Pipeline ShowEOTP]
  • The Canadiens have also placed Ben Scrivens on waivers, while Carey Price will be joining his team on their trip to Florida. [Sportsnet | ScrivensPrice]
  • P.K. Subban seems excited to see Price travelling with the team again:
  • Francois Gagnon doesn't understand why the Canadiens would play Carey Price now, while Habs Lunch discuss how Max Pacioretty is ending the season on a high note. [TSN 690 | GagnonHabs Lunch]
  • Speaking of Price, can you guess what Carey drinks? [YouTube]
  • How different would the Montreal Canadiens look, had they drafted Anthony Mantha instead of Mike McCarron? [Montreal Gazette]
  • It can be argued that Patrick Roy has had the most impact on how hockey is currently being played in the NHL. [Sports Illustrated]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL's unsealed e-mails relating to the concussion lawsuit that they are facing, provides a glimpse into how the league acted to protect (and in some cases, not protect) their players. [Globe And MailSB Nation]
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his views on concussions and the NHL's response towards them. [Macleans]
  • Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith offered in-person hearing, for intentionally high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle in the face during their last match. [Second City Hockey]
  • Former Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal reflected on the time he spent with the club and expressed gratitude for all of the experiences he gained while being a member of that team. [The Players' Tribune]
  • Frölunda HC head coach Roger Rännberg shared his thoughts on how coaching affects team building. [Expressen]