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Saturday Habs Headlines: Between Canadiens and Maple Leafs, which team has the brighter future?

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Here are your daily links, including the future of two struggling rivals in the Habs and Leafs, what Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov can bring to the team's power play, and the addition of free agent forward Bobby Farnham.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens and Maple Leafs, forever rivals, both finished in the basement last season and are now looking towards the future. But whose is brighter? [TSN]
  • Following P.K. Subban's departure from the Canadiens, veteran blue-liner Andrei Markov had only glowing reviews about his former defensive partner. So were there ever any issues? [TSN 690]
  • Also on 690, returning associate coach Kirk Muller is excited to see what Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov can bring to the club's power-play unit. [TSN 690]
  • According to former Canadien Dominic Moore, neither Nashville nor Montreal won nor lost the Subban/Weber swap. [SN]
  • Asked whether he would prefer to play alongside Subban or Weber, however, Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele gave the edge to the Habs new top rearguard. [SN]
  • In case you missed it, the Habs added a forward to the fold on Friday when they signed free agent forward Bobby Farnham to a one-year contract. [EOTP]
  • Habs defenceman Alexei Emelin was present at the Canadiens Hockey School to hand out certificates to young participants. [Twitter]
  • Canadiennes star Marie-Philip Poulin had the opportunity to catch up with Denna Laing yesterday. [Instagram]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Sean McIndoe re-examines the "analytics debate" and more in Down Goes Brown's weekly NHL grab bag. [Vice Sports]
  • Just four years ago the Edmonton Oilers made Nail Yakupov a first-overall draft pick, and now it seems as if nobody wants to take him on. [National Post]
  • Sabres forward Evander Kane was arrested by Buffalo police on Friday. [DBTB]
  • Dave Lozo suggests ways each team in the NHL can cash in on the Subban model for more publicity. [Vice Sports]
  • The New York Rangers announced two re-signings on Friday, inking both Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes to contract extensions. [BSB | KreiderHayes]
  • Kris Versteeg will reportedly be leaving the NHL this summer, instead moving on to play professionally in Switzerland. [Puck Daddy]