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Sunday Habs Headlines: Is Pierre-Luc Dubois worth trading up for?

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Here are your daily links, including whether or not the Habs could realistically acquire Pierre-Luc Dubois, where Carey Price ranks among the top players still with the team who drafted them, and Pavel Datsyuk heading to Russia.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • With the 2016 NHL Entry Draft under a week away and the Habs sitting at ninth overall, the question on everyone's mind seems to be whether Marc Bergevin will move up for a player like Pierre-Luc Dubois. [HIO]
  • Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated ranks the top drafted player of every franchise, with franchise goaltender Carey Price coming it at number four in the NHL. [SI]
  • Mike Weaver is keeping busy in retirement. [Twitter]
  • It's a make or break summer for Marc Bergevin. [Gazette]
  • With the exception of Tom Gilbert, Montreal's defencemen more or less played up to snuff this year. [Twitter]
  • Tommy Lasorda is a Hab at heart. [Canadiens]


Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Pavel Datsyuk has announced his retirement from the NHL and will head home to play in Russia after spending fourteen seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. [WIIM]
  • Jonathan Drouin has reportedly withdrawn his trade request and would like to remain a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a very impressive performance in the playoffs. [RC]
  • The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed Finnish defenceman Sami Vatanen to a four-year contract extension with a cap hit of just under five million per season. [Puck Daddy]
  • There has been no shortage of attention given to the top forwards of the 2016 NHL draft class, but who is the best of the blue-liners? [SI]
  • While it would certainly make sense for the Penguins to move one of their goaltenders before the 2017 expansion draft, GM Jim Rutherford hopes to begin next season with both Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray in Pittsburgh. [Pro Hockey Talk]