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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Searching for a team identity

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In today’s links, contemplating Beaulieu’s future, off-season moves continue around the league, and some guy who used to play in Montreal helped his new buddies do a thing in Nashville.

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • What is the identity of the Montreal Canadiens? [TSN 690]
  • Bob Gainey and the late Pat Burns are part of the Class of 2017 inductees into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher got some help from his kid brother Nolan after his surgery this year. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Should the Winnipeg Jets trade for Nathan Beaulieu? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Habs prospect Matt Bradley was involved in a WHL trade. [Pats]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How did the Nashville Predators reach the Stanley Cup Finals despite missing their top two centres? [TSN 690]
  • P.K. Subban’s one regret was not being able to help the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup. Now he has a chance with the Nashville Predators. [Journal de Montréal]
  • A closer look at Subban’s playoff dominance. [Sportsnet]
  • Chris Nichols examines Darren Dreger’s blaming of Canada for Subban’s departure, and juxtaposes Dreger’s perspective with James Duthie’s comments immediately after the trade. [FanRag Sports]
  • The Colorado Avalanche have fired three assistant coaches. [TSN]
  • The San Jose Sharks have signed Czech defenseman Radim Simek to a one-year deal. [TSN]
  • Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Viktor Antipin has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Sabres. [TSN]
  • Ladislav Smid has signed with Liberec of the Czech Extraliga. [TSN]
  • Joe Thornton’s injury is not as bad as initially thought. [RDS]
  • How long does it take expansion teams to reach the Stanley Cup Finals? [NHL.com]
  • The lack of sellouts at the Canadian Tire Centre during the Senators’ playoff run is a touchy subject among fans of the team. [Bruce Arthur]
  • The Swedish Women’s National Team has been in a tailspin in recent years, and coach Leif Boork is a leading reason why. [The Ice Garden]
  • The Mississauga Steelheads have parted ways with James Boyd, their GM of the last six years. [Mississauga.com]
  • After what happened at Fenway Park earlier this month, Baltimore Orioles centre fielder Adam Jones faces a bigger dilemma: how does he explain hate to his three-year-old son? [The Player’s Tribute]
  • The Ducks have started their summer vacations. [Shannon Szabados]