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Saturday Habs Headlines: Remembering the legend Gordie Howe

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Here are your daily links, including a look back at the time the late Gordie Howe nearly became a Hab, Lars Eller taking in the Montreal Grand Prix festivities, and the experience Julie Chu will bring to the Concordia Stingers.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • As the hockey world mourns the loss of Gordie Howe, take a look back at this "what if", focusing on the time Howe nearly became a member of the Canadiens. [Canadiens.com]
  • The Canadiens tweeted out a number of photos in memory of the late Howe. [Twitter]
  • Lars Eller has been taking in the festivities ahead of this weekend's Montreal Grand Prix:
  • Julie Chu will bring a wealth of experience to the bench as she joins the Concordia Stingers women's hockey team as head coach. [Concordia]
  • Take in another episode of emoji roulette as a few Habs players do their best impressions. [YouTube]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Gordie Howe - affectionately known as Mr. Hockey - has passed away at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy like none other. [SN]
  • As a result, many have come out to share their stories of Howe, including the legendary Bob Cole, who joined Sportsnet 590 to discuss the loss of one of the greats. [Twitter]
  • Don't miss Winging It In MoTown's tribute to Howe, undoubtedly the greatest legend in Detroit Red Wings history. [WIIM]
  • Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his sadness at the passing of a great Canadian Legend [Global]
  • President Obama also noted the importance of Gordie Howe [Twitter]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins had a chance to win the Stanley Cup on home ice in game five of the finals, but Martin Jones stood in their way to keep the Sharks in it. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Long-time NHL goaltender Niklas Backstrom is reportedly heading back home to Finland where he will play for HIFK. [Pro Hockey Talk]