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Friday Habs Headlines: Charles Hudon remains hopeful he’ll get a chance with the Canadiens

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In today’s links, the difficult path to the league for a top prospect, Bargevin talks about his deadline, expansion draft plans, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The addition of three more depth forwards to the team around the trade deadline makes the road for Charles Hudon even more difficult, but he’s still hoping to get his shot with the Canadiens. [RDS]
  • The deadline also saw the addition of some extra blue-liners, and now that the Habs have eight defencemen on the active roster, the biggest competition seems to be between Alexei Emelin and Brandon Davidson. [TSN690]
  • Marc Bergevin discussed all of those depth moves with Marc Denis, shedding some light on his thought process. [NHL.com]
  • Elliotte Friedman has notes on Carey Price’s equipment, Davidson’s first Habs game, and much more in his latest 30 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • There are several potential storylines for the first round of the playoffs, and a meeting between Claude Julien’s Canadiens and his former Boston Bruins is one of the more intriguing ones. [Sportsnet]
  • Simon Bourque signed an entry-level contract with the Habs yesterday. [EOTP]
  • He was quite happy about that:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL seems to be figuring out this whole marketing thing, and are planning to televise the expansion draft of the Vegas Golden Knights. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • After stating the protected lists of the other 30 teams would be kept private, the league seems to have had an abrupt change of heart on that front, too:
  • Craig Cunningham isn’t letting something trivial like the loss of a leg slow him down:
  • QMJHL standout Antoine Waked is considering his professional options. [La Frontiere]
  • Lee Chin, an athlete in one of the toughest sports in the world, hurling, was shocked at the habits of players in hockey’s top ranks. [The Irish Times]