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Friday Habs Headlines: Charlie Lindgren excited to head to Worlds

In today’s links, Lindgren is thrilled about heading to Denmark, the post-mortem continues on Sylvain Lefebvre’s tenure, and the league tries to learn from Las Vegas.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Charlie Lindgren is humbled and excited to represent the USA at the World Championship. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Looking at the top candidates for the newly vacant Laval Rocket head coaching position. [Last Word on Hockey]
  • Gordie Dwyer is a dark horse candidate for replacing Sylvain Lefebvre. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Lefebvre’s tenure was not only negative. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens should not lose out on Alexandre Alain, who is apparently attracting interest from a dozen NHL clubs, including the Habs. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman, and P.K. Subban are the finalists for the Norris Trophy. [Sportsnet]
  • How the life of ex-NHLer Derek Gove, sexually abused by a coach as a youth player, unraveled in the pursuit of justice. [The Athletic (Unlocked)]
  • Seth Jones is following his father’s path — just on the ice and not on the court. [Washington Post]
  • A journey into the mind of one Brad Marchand. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • How a financial advisor became the NHL’s only active black official. [Sportsnet]
  • The GoFundMe for the Humboldt Broncos is now closed, having exceeded $15 million in donations. [TSN]
  • The New York Rangers offered to trade Henrik Lundqvist mid-season. [TSN]
  • How should the Winnipeg Jets handle Josh Morrissey’s suspension? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • After being swept by the Golden Knights, the time has come for the Los Angeles Kings to rebuild. [TSN]
  • Don’t blame the expansion draft for the success of the Golden Knights, blame your GM. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • What the other 30 GMs can learn from Vegas. [The Athletic]
  • The Toronto Marlies owe their record-breaking season to a unique blend of vets and kids. [The Athletic]
  • The mayor of Ottawa is questioning whether Eugene Melnyk is serious about committing to the LeBreton Flats development project. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Comparisons to Sidney Crosby are difficult for Alexis Lafreniere to ignore. [Sportsnet]
  • Prior to their Euro Hockey Tour match against Russia in Yaroslavl, Team Sweden paid their respects to Stefan Liv and the other victims of the Lokomotiv tragedy. [Aftonbladet]
  • As the Gagarin Cup Final headed to Moscow for the first time, CSKA Moscow avoided an 0-3 deficit with a 3-2 OT victory, thanks to Kirill Petrov. [KHL]
  • Ryan Getzlaf got a little ... personal with Melker Karlsson. [Robert Soderlind]