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Thursday Habs Headlines: Balancing the desire to win the Stanley Cup with salary cap limitations

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Bob McKenzie asks the big question, busy season for GM’s, a pair of Habs’ prospects are recognized by the OHL and more in your daily links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Bob McKenzie tackles the ultimate conundrum for an NHL franchise: do you want Stanley Cups or a healthy cap? [TSN 690]
  • Pierre LeBrun discusses the latest rumours and rumblings from around the circuit. [TSN 690]
  • Marc Bergevin would do well to consider signing Swedish defenceman Sebastian Aho. [Habs EOTP]
  • This past season was a learning experience for Michael McCarron. [Canadiens]
  • Canadiens’ prospect Michael McNiven was once again recognized for his phenomenal year with the Owen Sound Attack. [OHL]
  • Mikhail Sergachev was right behind his potential future Montreal teammate. [OHL]
  • The CHC Foundation stands proudly in the fight against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. [CHC Foundation]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Ottawa Senators bounced back in dominant fashion on Wednesday night. [NHL]
  • P.K. Subban talks about the chemistry in Nashville, and his first year (so far) with the Predators. [The Tennessean]
  • Subban is exciting to watch, but it’s the defence pair of Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis that is leading the Nashville Predators to victory. [TSN]
  • Preds GM David Poile is being applauded for his construction of a contending team, however nobody’s lining up to interview him for tech or gaming information. [Alex Prewitt]
  • Many have called the Ottawa Senators’ style of play boring, but Bobby Ryan seems to think of it as effective. [Shawn McKenzie]
  • A championship contending window could slam shut for the Chicago Blackhawks, if they don’t take care of a few key players. [Second City Hockey]
  • Then again, maybe their opportunity has already passed. [Second City Hockey]
  • The St. Louis Blues will stand alone next season as the only team without an AHL affiliation. [TVA Sports]
  • Speaking of the Blues, could they find the help they need in Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle? [Sportsnet]
  • The Minnesota Wild could be forced to move some players to create some much-needed cap space. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Former NHL forward Ville Leino designed the latest shirt in his line using his brief time with the Buffalo Sabres, which he described as “jail.” [TSN]
  • The CWHL is growing, adding a team representing China’s HC Kunlun Red Star. [The Ice Garden]
  • Florence Schelling has enjoyed everything Sweden and Linkoping HC have to offer, and she looks forward to continuing her journey there. [Florence Schelling]