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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Draft picks that should be available at ninth overall

Here are your daily dose of Habs links, including prospects that will likely be available when the Habs pick ninth overall, Geoff Molson engaging his fans, schedule info, and more

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Who should the Habs target with their ninth overall pick? [Journal Metro]
  • Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson decided to engage with Habs fans on Twitter last night. And then his phone exploded in a mushroom cloud  [Twitter]
  • The Canadiens announced their home opener. Surprise! It's against the reigning Stanley Cup Champs! [Twitter]
  • The Morning Show discussed what the Canadiens can learn from the most recent Cup champs yesterday [TSN 690]
  • Trevor Timmins is hoping to capitalize on an early pick at the draft [Canadiens]
  • Should the Habs try to sign David Backes? [EOTP]

Around the League and elsewhere

  • Successful teams find gems after the first round of the NHL draft [National Post]
  • Could Steven Stamkos be traded prior to July 1? [RDS]
  • Steve Yzerman on re-signing Stamkos before he's a free agent: "I can't force him to sign a contract with us if he doesn't want to." [Sportsnet]
  • The Nordiques have been gone for 20 years, but Quebec City is still poised for their return [Toronto Star]
  • Ron MacLean's return to Hockey Night in Canada is telling of the NHL's influence on its broadcasting partners [Globe and Mail]
  • The Maple Leafs acquired Frederik Andersen from the Ducks on Monday, with the hope of having finally found their No. 1 goalie []