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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Kerby Rychel and Rinat Valiev get new start in Montreal

Here are your daily links, including a new beginning for two former Toronto prospects, checking in on two NCAA prospects. and trade deadline aftermath around the league.

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NHL: Preseason-Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Despite playing well in Toronto, the best path towards the NHL now lays in Montreal and Laval for Kerby Rychel and Rinat Valiev, and they’re hoping to make an impact in the remainder of this season. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Could Jake Evans be close to a contract with the Canadiens once his season is over? [RDS]
  • Over the course of this week, the Canadiens and their ambassadors will take part in several Hockey is for Everyone initiatives. [NHL]
  • Max Pacioretty stood up for himself after a brutal season, when others haven’t. [The Athletic]
  • Cayden Primeau landed major honours in the NCAA for the second consecutive week. [GoNU]
  • Tomas Plekanec has moved on to Toronto, but not before making an impact on Artturi Lehkonen. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Les Canadiennes seem to be enjoying their trip overseas!

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Evander Kane’s past is a problematic one, and the folks at our San Jose Sharks sister site won’t be shying away from past incidents when covering their newest player. [Fear The Fin]
  • The fine folks over at Raw Charge break down Tampa Bay’s insane trade deadline haul. [Raw Charge]
  • Paul Stastny will have a new number in Winnipeg, but he was offered a chance to keep his old one thanks to a new teammate. [Sportsnet]
  • Despite all the ongoing turmoil in Ottawa, Erik Karlsson would be open to a return. [TSN]
  • Patric Hornqvist was locked down to a big time deal in Pittsburgh. [Pensburgh]
  • There’s a lot of questions around how deals came together, and what we might expect come free agency this summer. [The Athletic]
  • A member of Canada’s Indigenous community is up for the most prestigious award in the NCAA. [CBC]
  • Did you have a panic induced infarction during that classic between the women of the United States and Canada? Don’t worry you weren’t alone based on the ratings.