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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty needs more offensive support

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In today’s links, the debate continues about Max Pacioretty, offseason rumours swirl around the Canadiens, and the quarterfinals are set at the Worlds

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Max Pacioretty needs some offensive support if the Habs are to accomplish anything next season. [TSN 690]
  • Marc de Foy says that Sylvain Lefebvre has been invited to stay. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Elliotte Friedman wonders if newly-hired Buffalo GM Jason Botterill might consider Kirk Muller for the vacant head coaching position? [Sportsnet]
  • Remembering the pre-game brawl to end all pre-game brawls: May 14, 1987. [The Fan Grave]
  • The NHL remembers the Montreal Canadiens dynasty of the 1970s. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Phil Kessel was mad. Phil Kessel was animated and passionate. Phil Kessel scored the only goal in Game 2 to beat the Senators. [NHL.com]
  • Peter Chiarelli, Pierre Dorion, and David Poile are the nominees for NHL GM of the Year. [TSN]
  • The St. Louis Blues have fired their assistant coaches. [NHL.com]
  • The KHL is considering some dramatic cost-saving measures for next season. [TSN]
  • The Chicago Wolves will be the AHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights. [Chris Kuc]
  • Marc Savard opens up about his injury and his journey afterwards. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • The quarterfinals are set at the World Championships. [IIHF]