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Monday Habs Headlines: Montreal's biggest issue this season was the lack of adjustments

Thank you's from Canadiens players on social media, a KHL forward who could be a Hab, the draft, World Championship updates, another 50 for Ovi, Datsyuk leaving the NHL, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • People will point to injuries, but one of the main issues for the Habs this season was a lack of adjustments. [Centre Ice]
  • Max Pacioretty scored his 30th goal of the season after the second period chat he had with Élise Béliveau. She told him she wanted him to score another goal, and he didn't want to let her down. [JDM]
  • The Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Gallagher line looks to be back in full force next season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Alex Galchenyuk's sister posted this video on Instagram on Saturday night, saying how proud she was of him hitting 30 goals, and that he played the final 10 games of the season with a broken finger. [Instagram]
  • 29 year-old centre Vadim Shipachyov has reportedly filed documents to terminate his contract in the KHL. He had 60 points in 54 games with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL this past season. [SE]
  • The Habs have had their eye on Shipachyov for a while, and are among the primary interested parties. [EOTP]
  • Some of the Canadiens players took to social media after the game Saturday and Sunday afternoon to express their thanks to the fans. [Price/Gallagher/Galchenyuk]
  • Barring any change in the draft lottery, the Canadiens will have the ninth overall pick at this year's NHL Entry Draft. [EOTP]
  • Max Pacioretty confirmed he will not represent USA at the World Championships in Russia. [JDM]
  • Greg Pateryn will not have a hearing for his hit on Tyler Johnson that got him ejected from the Canadiens final regular season game on Saturday. [TVA]
  • Alex Galchenyuk finished this season with lower TOI than he had last season. [LNH]
  • Andrei Markov is expecting a baby girl in the next few days. [Instagram]
  • ICYMI: Here is your weekly dose of Canadiens comics, and this one is great. [EOTP]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Pavel Datsyuk is leaving the Red Wings after the playoffs to return home and play in Russia. Here's how you can process him leaving. [WIIM]
  • Ovechkin is the third player in NHL history to have seven 50 goal seasons. He joins Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky. [NHL]
  • The Bruins hosted Denna Laing and her teammates recently, and made a $300,000 donation to her fund. [Bruins]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio was at the Islanders game on Saturday, and didn't want to be seen. [NBC]
  • Braden Holtby tied Martin Brodeur for most wins in a season with 48. [NHL]
  • Pierre Dorion will take over as the Senators GM next season, as Bryan Murray will be stepping down and taking a smaller role with the organization. [Senators]
  • North Dakota downed Quinnipiac 5-1 to take home the Men's NCAA Championship Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. [PuckDaddy]
  • T.J. Oshie met the little girl who cried after he was traded to Washington, and it was adorable. [EOH]
  • Derek Dorsett was ejected from the Canucks-Oilers game on Saturday night, after squirting a water bottle at Patrick Maroon. [PuckDaddy]
  • The rapid development of the Hurricanes blue-line is giving Canes fan optimism for the future. [TSS]
  • Brooks Laich will be glued to the TV, watching his old team, the Capitals, in the playoffs this season. [SN]