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Friday Habs Headlines: What does the future hold for Charles Hudon?

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On today’s daily links, the IceCaps prepare to fight for their playoff lives, John Tavares discussion starts, and P.K. Subban is still P.K. Subban

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Is Charles Hudon still part of the Canadiens’ future? Marc Bergevin says he’s part of the plans. [La Presse]
  • Claude Julien has decisions to make regarding the assistant coaches he inherited. [TSN 690]
  • The St. John’s IceCaps face elimination tonight as they face off against the Syracuse Crunch. [The Telegram]
  • The Brampton Beast won Game 1 of their second round series 3-2 in overtime against the Manchester Monarchs in pursuit of the Kelly Cup. [ECHL]
  • Alexander Radulov gives some love back. [Twitter]
  • If John Tavares isn’t extended by the Islanders, the Canadiens must pounce. [Sportsnet]
  • Montreal Canadiens fans are asking “what if” after P.K. Subban’s superlative Game 1. [Sportsnet]
  • 21 years ago, Claude Lemieux made an immediate impact as a 20-year-old rookie in the playoffs as the Canadiens won their 23rd Stanley Cup. [NHL.com]
  • Noah Juulsen impressed Sylvain Lefebvre in his professional debut on Wednesday night. [Scott Matla]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Kevin Fiala’s season is over. [Twitter]
  • Aleksander Barkov and Patrik Laine’s former team Tappara Tampere are Finnish league champions for the second consecutive year. [Twitter]
  • What are the New Jersey Devils’ options with regard to Ilya Kovalchuk? [All About The Jersey]
  • Getting John Tavares is easier said than done. Just ask the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The Dallas Stars have signed Mattias Janmark to a 1-year contract extension. [Defending Big D]
  • Daniel Cleary is helping his hometown of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland remember their local heroes. [The Telegram]
  • 86 points before the second round of the playoffs. [TSN]
  • Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier are in a tight race for the No. 1 position in TSN’s draft rankings. [TSN]
  • The Arizona Coyotes have made changes to their Hockey Operations Department. [NHL.com]
  • Watching a grizzled veteran pursue his first Stanley Cup is an annual tradition. Down Goes Brown presents the top 10 remaining “Old Guys Without a Cup.” [Sportsnet]
  • The St. Louis Blues earned some respect on Wednesday night. [Twitter]
  • Maybe Eugene Melnyk should spearhead an investigation into this. [Twitter]