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Friday Habs Headlines: Paul Byron’s Memorable Season

The Canadiens’ prospects are in the spotlight, the NHL playoffs continue, and Team Canada prepares for their title defense.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • The Habs pantry is full, but the ingredients are meh. [TSN 690]
  • Paul Byron had the best season of his career, and has made a case for himself as a top-6 forward. [LNH.com]
  • A trio of Canadiens will see their seasons continue at the Worlds in Koln and Paris. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Charlie Lindgren exudes a quiet confidence well-suited to playing and excelling in Montreal. [Radio-Canada]
  • Vladimir Sobotka speaks about Jakub Jerabek based on their battles in the KHL. [Journal de Montréal]
  • The Montreal Voyageurs, farm team of the Canadiens from 1969-71, were almost named the Rocket. [Andrew Zadarnowski]

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • The Las Vegas Knights made their first splash, by signing KHL star Vadim Shipachyov to a $4.5M contract.
  • Shipachyov may be off the market, but Evgeny Dadonov is still reportedly available
  • Eddie Lack will auction his World Championships helmet with the proceeds going to fight pediatric cancer. [Tradera]
  • The Nashville Predators not only have four #1 defensemen on their roster, but they’re coached by a fifth. [Arpon Basu]
  • Braden Holtby’s sports psychologist has some advice for Washington Capitals fans. [Washington Post]
  • Claude Giroux will captain Team Canada as they seek their third consecutive World Championship gold medal. [TSN]
  • After nearly dying on the ice, Rich Peverley is working to make sure that a defibrillator is available in every rink. [Globe and Mail]
  • Igor Shestyorkin of SKA St. Petersburg and Team Russia shows off his new pads prior to the World Championships. [Twitter]