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Friday Habs Headlines: Guy Lafleur, Yvan Cournoyer remember the legendary Gordie Howe

Here are your daily links, including a remembrance of Mr. Hockey by Guy Lafleur and Yvan Cournoyer, the potential departure of Gabriel Dumont, and the alternative NHL awards.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The loss of Gordie Howe has been felt by all in the hockey world, including Habs legends Guy Lafleur and Yvan Cournoyer. []
  • In case you missed it, St. John's Ice Caps captain Gabriel Dumont has confirmed his intention to test free agency come July 1st. [EOTP]
  • Check out Torrey Mitchell's answers to questions about life on the road, including an interesting choice for an NHL expansion franchise. []

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Don't miss Sean McIndoe's alternative NHL awards, including the best trade for both teams, worst injury, and saddest country awards. [The Guardian]
  • How big a role did advanced stats specialist Sam Ventura play in building a Pittsburgh Penguins team that would go on to hoist the Stanley Cup? [La Presse]
  • Pascal Dupuis, who was forced to retire back in December, took a moment to thank Penguins fans for their support:
  • Look back at some of the major stories from the past season in hockey, and the lasting effect they may have as we head into a new one. [SN]
  • The Colorado Avalanche have no interest in trading restricted free agent Tyson Barrie, according to GM Joe Sakic. [SN]
  • Despite being stripped of his captaincy, Dustin Brown still has a role to play in the future of the Los Angeles Kings franchise. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have extended goaltender Cam Ward for another two years [Sportsnet]