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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec’s desire is to return to Montreal

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In today’s links, Tomas Plekanec wants very much to don the CH once again, Rick Dudley departs for Carolina, and off-season front-office decisions in Toronto, Ottawa, and Buffalo.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Tomas Plekanec’s priority is to play for the Montreal Canadiens. [TVA | Google Translate]
  • ICYMI: Rick Dudley has left the Canadiens to join the Carolina Hurricanes organization. [EOTP | Carolina Hurricanes | Bergevin’s Statement]
  • The former Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Canadiens says that Marc Bergevin received unmerited criticism last season. [RDS]
  • The Habs have an interesting decision to make with the third overall pick. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Canadiens are in position to have their best draft haul in years. [The Athletic]
  • Martin Leclerc argues that the Habs would have been better off simply following NHL Central Scouting rankings rather than listening to its own scouts. [Radio-Canada]
  • Julian McKenzie speaks to Arpon Basu about the future of game recaps and The Athletic Montreal. [The Scrum Podcast (Audio)]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Your team could have had Rasmus Dahlin if not for an ill-timed winning stretch. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Athletic’s mock draft for the lottery-eligible teams. [The Athletic]
  • With a slew of recent headshots and not-quite-headshots, the NHL DoPS has released a video highlighting the difference between avoidable and unavoidable head contact. [Sportsnet]
  • Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are at the centre of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ offseason decisions. [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • How does Tom Wilson keep avoiding supplemental discipline? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Profiling this year’s cohort of “Old Guys Without a Cup” in the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • Why Kyle Dubas is the right man for Toronto Maple Leafs GM. [The Athletic]
  • Dubas has attracted attention in the past for not being a traditional “hockey man.” But what is a hockey man? [Maple Leafs Nation]
  • Despite a troubled season, Pierre Dorion says Guy Boucher will return behind the Ottawa Senators’ bench next season. [TSN]
  • Kim Pegula will now be the President of the Buffalo Sabres, following the resignation of Russ Brandon. [Pegula Sports & Entertainment]
  • NHL Network will televise all USMNT games at the upcoming World Championships. [Kukla’s Korner]
  • Pavel Datsyuk headlines Team Russia for the Worlds. [TSN]
  • Eight women’s sports organizations, including the USWNT, have joined the SheIS initiative. [espnW]
  • Finnish Olympian Mira Jalusuo brings the same values she had when she was on the ice to her new coaching career. [The Hockey Writers]