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Friday Habs Headlines: Martin Reway will play in North America in 2016-17

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including updates on Martin Reway's intentions for this coming season, potential candidates for a coaching change, and major successes at the Worlds.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Though Martin Reway may have the option of heading back to Europe should he fail to crack the Canadiens lineup, the Slovakian forward has every intention of playing in Canada this season. [La]
  • With Guy Boucher now off the market, the Habs may have to look elsewhere if Michel Therrien is shown the door anytime in the near future. Might Bob Hartley be their new best option? [TSN 690]
  • A number of Habs are having some considerable team success at the IIHF World Championships:
  • In case you haven't heard, John Scott is the latest former Canadiens/Ice Caps player to join Twitter. [Twitter]
  • The St. John's Ice Caps are holding a jersey auction with the proceeds being used to help fund relief efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires in Alberta:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It can, at times, be difficult to accurately judge a defenceman's defensive ability, but one way of doing so is to look at how successfully they defend against zone entries. [SN]
  • Brent Burns has been recognized as one of the top defencemen in the league for some time now, but the San Jose Sharks blue-liner is truly reaching superstar status. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Steven Stamkos may be back on the ice and practicing with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates, but is unlikely to make a return anytime soon. [Sporting News]
  • Like many players struggling to lock down a spot in the NHL, Tim Kennedy went overseas in hopes of finding more success in the KHL - instead he found what he describes as a nightmare. [BHB]
  • RDS has announced that Claudia Richard, grand-daughter of the legendary Rocket, will be joining the Generation Soccer team.