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

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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. [Canadiens.com]
  • 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]