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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Stephane Waite’s wonderful work with Antti Niemi

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In today’s links, looking at the superb job that Waite has done with Niemi, Alex Radulov returns to Montreal, and can Ovechkin make a run at Gretzky’s career goals record?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Stephane Waite has done amazing work with Antti Niemi. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • As Alexander Radulov returned to the Bell Centre Tuesday night, Eric Engels thinks that any enmity or contempt that the Canadiens’ fans may have for the ex-Hab would be misguided. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens alumni are coming to Fogo Island, Newfoundland. [The Aurora]
  • A memorial for Marlene Geoffrion, daughter of Howie Morenz and wife of the late Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, will be held on Saturday. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jamie Benn has a chance to talk about Jordie on “Benn on Benn: Jamie Strikes Back.” [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Hilary Knight is in Montreal to continue her lifelong work of promoting women’s hockey. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Montreal welcomed the Energizer Bunny back to the Bell Centre Tuesday night, only this time, he was clad in green. [RDS]
  • Down Goes Brown imagines the ideal first-round playoff matchups for entertainment value. [Sportsnet]
  • Bobby Ryan admits that he thought he and Erik Karlsson would be dealt at the Deadline. [TSN]
  • Looking at the significance of Alex Ovechkin’s 600th goal, and wondering if he can make a serious run at 894? [Sportsnet]
  • Despite the Edmonton Oilers not being in playoff contention, Todd McLellan thinks Connor McDavid should get consideration for the Hart Trophy. [TSN]
  • Justin Bourne ridicules the performative anger engrained into hockey culture. [The Athletic]