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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens addressed prospect depth at defence, moved out a veteran forward

Here are your daily links, including whether a P.K. Subban trade is realistic for the Canadiens, the team's priorities heading into the summer, and what a Las Vegas roster might look like.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In a roundabout way, the Canadiens traded Lars Eller for the Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw by way of the Washington Capitals yesterday [EOTP | Eller | Shaw]
  • The Canadiens selected Mikhail Sergachev with their first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft [EOTP | Announcment | Analysis]
  • Elliotte Friedman ponders whether or not it is realistic to believe the Canadiens could trade P.K. Subban in his 30 Thoughts. [SN]
  • There may be repercussions for Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning, who publicly discussed the team's interest in Subban [Vancouver Sun]
  • Like each of the other six Canadian NHL teams, the Habs are in for a busy off-season after failing to qualify for the playoffs this past year. [SN]
  • According to Bob McKenzie, the first order of business may be finding help on the back-end:
  • While Marc Bergevin insisted he has never shopped Subban around the league, would it come as a surprise if he were to deal the Habs' franchise defenceman? [Montreal Gazette]
  • As these former Habs draft picks know, the NHL Entry Draft always provides for some of the most awkward photo shoots of all time. []
  • Even New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique is getting in on the Subban trade rumours:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • With an expansion draft to take place next summer, which players might be calling Las Vegas home when the 31st NHL franchise hits the ice in 2017-18? [SN]
  • The Minnesota Wild have bought out the contract of former-Hab Thomas Vanek, making the Austrian an unrestricted free agent. [Puck Daddy]
  • Having the opportunity to coach first-overall pick Auston Matthews paved the way for Marc Crawford to return to the NHL. [SI]
  • Check out On The Forecheck's "Super Schedule", listing the number of miles to be traveled and the amount of back-to-backs that will be played by NHL teams this coming season. [OTF]
  • The KHL has officially announced expansion into China with the addition of Red Star Kunlun. [Twitter]