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Thursday Habs Headlines: How the slide rule will affect Montreal's prospects

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Here are your daily links, including how the 'slide rule' will affect Montreal's prospects, what the Canadiens should do this summer and how to become a hockey fan.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Which Canadiens' prospects will be affected by the 'slide rule' and how will this rule impact the team's salary cap situation? [HabsWorld]
  • What moves should the Montreal Canadiens consider making this offseason and should these moves involve targeting Steven Stamkos? [TSN 690]
  • The decision to leave Alex Galchenyuk off Team North America left the Steve Dangle Podcast crew scratching their heads. [SDP]
  • Tomas Plekanec shares his thoughts on the cities he visits, while on the road! [Canadiens]
  • Martin Reway will meet at least one familiar face at Canadiens training camp. [Instagram]
  • When will baby Price be draft eligible? Asking for a friend:

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • So you want to be a hockey fan, eh? Well, all you need to do is follow these ten (not so) simple steps! [Down Goes Brown | The Guardian]
  • Matthew Tkachuk is slowly making a case for himself to picked amongst the first five spots during this year's draft. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL’s failure to understand why Canadians love hockey may have long term implications on the sport’s popularity in Canada. [Globe & Mail]
  • The San Jose Sharks inaugural season involved a combination of strange drafts, team relocations and Guy Lafleur. [Down Goes Brown | The Hockey News]
  • Former Pittsburgh Penguin Colby Armstrong is excited to able to cover this year's Stanley Cup finals and reflected on his own playoff experiences. [NHL]
  • Former NHL player Stephen Peat believes that he is now suffering from the after effects of being an enforcer in the league.  [NY Times]
  • The Arizona Coyotes have opted to take a supplemental draft pick, in exchange for letting former first-round pick Conner Bleackley re-enter this year's draft. [NHL]
  • The St. Louis Blues will be without the services of two assistant coaches next season: