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Monday Habs Headlines: Will the Canadiens stay at ninth overall or move up?

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The Canadiens will have plenty of options if they stay at ninth in the upcoming draft, but the possibility of moving up will likely be considered as well.

Jakob Chychrun was the captain of Team Cherry at the CHL prospects game
Jakob Chychrun was the captain of Team Cherry at the CHL prospects game
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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Could Marc Bergevin make an aggressive move to get the Canadiens into a better draft position? [Sportsnet]
  • Taking a look at former NHL ninth overall draft picks, as well as several options that could be available to the Habs in June. [La Presse]
  • PK Subban was once again at the Toronto Raptors game on Sunday night, this time he was able to witness a win, which sent Toronto to round two of the NBA playoffs. [EOTP]
  • One night prior, P.K. attended the White House correspondents dinner. This man gets into all the cool places. [Instagram]
  • The Subban-to-Edmonton rumours just won't go away. Mike Bossy is the latest to discuss the possibility. [TVA Sports]
  • The Canadiens were doing anything but playing meaningful hockey on May 1st this year, but it's been a day riddled with history for Montreal in the past. [Habs Inside/Out]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Now that it's over, here's a behind-the-scenes video of Gary Bettman completing the draft lottery. [NHL]
  • Trading up in the NHL draft is not a slam dunk, but there are some interesting reasons to believe it's worth the risk. [NHL Numbers]
  • The NHL Department of Player Safety came down hard on Sunday, dishing a three-game suspension to Brooks Orpik for a hit to the head of Olli Maatta. [CBC]
  • The New York Rangers had begun to claw their way back towards Cup contention but may be on the downswing without tasting success. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Ever wonder who the third boy is in the classic Triple-A Novice hockey photo of P.K. Subban and Steven Stamkos? Wonder no more. [Toronto Star]
  • Frölunda made a short video of their championship win in the SHL. [Frolunda Indians]
  • Despite losing their three-game series to Team USA, Canada's sledge hockey team has a glass-half-full mindset about their future. [Montreal Gazette]