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Wednesday Habs Headlines: P.K. Subban and Snoop Dogg will face off in charity event

Here are your daily links including, P.K. Subban versus Snoop Dog, why Artturi Lehkonen isn't on Team Finland and the trouble with drafting goaltenders.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • P.K. Subban will be a little bit out of his element, when he faces off against Snoop Dogg in a game of basketball to raise money for his Montreal Children’s Hospital foundation! [Montreal Gazette]
  • Subban also reiterated that he wants to let his play, and not his race, define him as a hockey player. [TMZ]
  • Should the Montreal Canadiens consider drafting prospect Clayton Keller with their ninth overall pick? [All About The Habs]
  • Arpon Basu believes that most of the players in the locker room do want to play for Michel Therrien, while Michael Farber doesn't think that Canadiens missed out on Guy Boucher. [TSN 690 | BasuFarber]
  • Apparently Geoff Molson wasn't happy about what transpired last season. [91.9 Sport]
  • With the Ottawa Senators hiring both Guy Boucher and Marc Crawford, who's available for the Canadiens to hire, if the team struggles next season? [TSN 690 | Hockey Breakfast]
  • The Montreal Canadiens will take on the Boston Bruins during a pre-season game in Quebec City, at Centre Vidéotron. [Canadiens]
  • Team Finland’s head coach Kari Jalonen explained why Artturi Lehkonen was left off the Finnish roster. [Le Journal De Montreal]
  • Check out how Alex Galchenyuk’s ultimate player shapes up! [Canadiens]
  • Nikita Scherbak picked fellow country man Vladimir Tarasenko, to be on EA Sports NHL 17 cover:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Projecting how goaltenders will develop is a difficult task, primarily because teams are forced to predict whether a prospect has the ability to fill out their frame and master both the technical and mental aspects of the position. [The Province]
  • New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has rescinded his trade request. Hamonic had previously requested to be traded to Western Canadian NHL club earlier on in the season. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The NHL playoffs are guaranteed to be chock full of controversies, so check out the twelve most common controversies which occur without fail, come playoff time. [Down Goes Brown | Sportsnet]
  • The Washington Capitals have quite a few quirky locker room traditions and here are some of the explanations behind them. [Washington Post]
  • Rising costs and ultra-competitive sports environments, are leading to a decline in youth enrollment rates across Canada. [CBC]