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Friday Habs Headlines: Return of Kirk Muller means new hope for the powerplay

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including the return of Kirk Muller and his previous successes with the team's power play, and P.K. Subban's trademark applications.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In case you missed it, the Canadiens have hired Kirk Muller as an associate coach. Muller previously served as the team's assistant coach from 2006-2011. [EOTP]
  • With a proven track record running the man advantage, the Habs' power play unit stands to benefit greatly from the return of Muller. [Twitter]
  • P.K. Subban has filed for eight trademark applications through his company, and there is absolutely no reason to be upset with him about it. [Forbes]
  • The planned charity basketball game between Subban and Snoop Dogg this month has been postponed for a year to the summer of 2017. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Angela Price shares the story of how her family's dogs were returned home with some help from social media. [Twitter]
  • The Canadiens' ECHL affiliate Brampton Beast have been very active around the community as of late as shown in their May community report. [Brampton Beast]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Travis Yost examines whether or not a change-of-scenery really means all that much when acquiring a troubled blue-liner. [TSN]
  • Reduction in the depth of NHL nets has played a big part in an uptick in goals scored on wraparounds in the 2016 playoffs. []
  • A number of players who came seemingly out of no where have been contributing greatly to the Pittsburgh Penguins playoff run - but did they really come from out of the blue? [Eye on Hockey]
  • The Florida Panthers have unveiled their new logo as well as brand new home and away uniforms which the team will begin wearing in the 2016-17 season. [Puck Daddy]
  • With the NHL Scouting Combine set to take place this week, check out the 114 players who have been invited to take part. [SN]
  • Check out this touching letter penned by Ted Suihkonen to his son Mikko about his love for the game of hockey, and why his son doesn't necessarily have to share it. [Suihkonen Hockey]
  • ECHL teams have announced their protected lists for the upcoming season. [ECHL]