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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are struggling to develop their prospects

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Here are your daily links, covering Montreal's lack of player development, defending Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien and recapping yesterday's playoff action.

Credit: St. John's IceCaps/Colin Peddle
Credit: St. John's IceCaps/Colin Peddle
Colin Peddle

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Former Canadiens head coach Jacques Demers is continuing to recover from the stroke that he had suffered. [CBC]
  • Francois Gagnon shares his doubts about the Canadiens heading into next season, while Marc Dumont touches on the lack of player development occurring in Montreal's AHL club [TSN 690 | DumontGagnon]
  • Perhaps Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien are not whole responsible for the Canadiens' collapse, seeing as they were without the services of their best player for the majority of the season. [RDS]
  • Though the Montreal Canadiens' season has mercifully come to an end, there is still plenty of anger amongst the fanbase. [Montreal Gazette]
  • CTV's Brian Wilde and TSN Insider Pierre LeBrun offered their takes on the returns a potential P.K. Subban trade would bring. [TSN 690 | WildeLeBrun]
  • Can you guess the who the best cook on the St. John's IceCaps is? [YouTube]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Here's your daily playoff recap:
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have inked centre Nazem Kadri and defenseman Morgan Rielly to six-year contract extensions. [Pension Plan Puppets | KadriRielly]
  • Speaking of the Leafs, teams around the league are starting to take notice of their front office and may be interesting in prying some talent away. [Toronto Star]
  • Hockey players are collectors of a different sort - they like to collect other hockey players' hockey sticks! [Washington Post]
  • Here's a handy guide that outlines what non-hockey fans should and shouldn't do around hockey fans during the playoffs. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn reflects on his transition from rookie to captain and everything in between. [The Players' Tribune]
  • What motivates college hockey players to continue pursuing a national title, even when they know that for all but one team, it will end in disappointment? [SB Nation]