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Friday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty reflects on the P.K. Subban trade and the arrival of Shea Weber

Here are your daily links, including the captain's comments on the Subban and Weber swap, Alexei Emelin's busy off-season, and an all-important coming year for Tim Bozon.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Max Pacioretty reflects on the trade that saw the Habs' former franchise defenceman dealt to Nashville in a move that he describes as "losing a friend", but also has high hopes for what Shea Weber can bring. [SN]
  • Alexei Emelin has had a particularly busy off-season, first representing his native Russia in the IIHF World Championships, and since training in hopes of a better showing in 2016-17. []
  • The coming season will be a crucial one for Tim Bozon, who hopes to prove he can stick around in the AHL after splitting time with the Ice Caps and the ECHL's Brampton Beast last year. [JDM]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Lawyers are looking to question Gary Bettman further after the NHL Commissioner denied any links between concussions and CTE. [TSN]
  • It seems unlikely Ben Bishop will be staying in Tampa Bay much longer, but which team might be a suitable match for the towering goaltender? [RC]
  • Bruce S. Meyer has joined the NHLPA on a full-time basis, having previously represented the players' association during the last CBA dispute. [Twitter]
  • Matt Dumba has re-signed with the Minnesota Wild, inking a two-year contract extension that will see him paid an annual average of $2.55 million. [HW]
  • The Arizona Coyotes signed a young defenceman of their own, finalizing a six-year deal with 23-year-old Connor Murphy on Thursday. [FFH]
  • The Philippines is one of the newest additions to the IIHF, and while the Asian nation is far from a hockey hotbed, the hope is that that will change. [IIHF]