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Your daily links, examining Radu’s options, a respected analyst mentions Montreal and Kovalchuk in the same sentence, Mikhail Sergachev still excited about the Memorial Cup and much more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alexander Radulov stole the hearts of Canadiens fans this year, relive all of his scoring glory right here.
  • Radulov did not hide his appreciation for the city of Montreal, but the unrestricted free agent may get a lot of attention this summer. [FRS]
  • While nothing has been announced, there’s a feeling the Canadiens’ English TV rights are heading back to TSN. [Sports Media in Canada]
  • Could Montreal be a contender to acquire Russian superstar Ilya Kovalchuk? Elliotte Friedman mentions the Habs as a possible destination, though the comment was extremely vague. [FRS]
  • One day later, and Mikhail Sergachev is still pumped about his Memorial Cup victory. [TSN 690]
  • In Norway, most kids choose skiing as their main sport. Andreas Martinsen, however, chose hockey and never looked back. [Canadiens]
  • CapFriendly.com has updated their info for the new salary cap - see how the Habs look with next year’s budget in place. [Cap Friendly]
  • The 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens have been voted the eighth best team in NHL history. [NHL]
  • Former member of the Canadiens’ coaching staff Clément Jodoin is joining Uwe Krupp in Berlin. [Eisbaren Berlin]
  • Every team has had a jersey foul they’d love to forget. Montreal’s is not so much forgotten as it was repressed - the infamous barber pole jersey. [Screenouts]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Former Canadiens’ forward Alex Tanguay weighs in on the Stanley Cup Final, which he says is going to be extremely fast-paced. [NHL]
  • If previous rounds are any indication, the referees may also end up playing a part in the last series. [SB Nation]
  • Just because Kristopher Letang is injured, it doesn’t mean he isn’t being put to good use by the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Chris Johnston]
  • One day after his comments on P.K. Subban went viral, John Scott joins Simon Tsalikis to try to explain what went down. [TSN 690]
  • David Legwand was the first player ever drafted by the Nashville Predators, and now he is reveling in seeing his former team compete for the Stanley Cup. [Players’ Tribune]
  • Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion confirmed to media that his team will be protecting their starting goaltender Craig Anderson for the expansion draft next month. [Journal de Montréal]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs will get to play yet another outdoor game, this time against the Washington Capitals. [NHL]
  • The heir to the Ferrara candy company once snuck into a Chicago Blackhawks practice to prove he can hang with the big boys. He spent 19 years in the minors and loved every minute. [NY Times]
  • Take a stroll through memory lane, all the way to 1980 when the first Swedish-born players raised the Stanley Cup. [Hockey Sverige]
  • After announcing the folding of two teams, the latest KHL news is a coaching job for former NHL All Star Sandis Ozolinsh. [Marat Ryndin]
  • The regular season has been over long enough to start looking back upon it and finding trends. [Swiss Hockey News]
  • If you’re still holding out for the NHL to go to the Olympics, it’s safe to say you can give up now, as the NHL makes plans for the 2018 All Star Game in Tampa Bay. [TSN]
  • The QMJHL has yet to confirm, but the Olympiques de Gatineau indicate they will be partaking on the same outdoor rink destined for a Sens/Habs matchup. [Stéphane Leroux]
  • It’s been forty years since the Quebec Nordiques won the Avco Cup as champions of the World Hockey Association, and some members of the team got together to reminisce and raise the trophy once more. [ICI Radio-Canada]