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

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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 [NHL.com]