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Sunday Habs Headlines: Younger fans lack memories of a Cup-winning squad

In today’s links, Habs fans speak on growing up without the glory days, ex-players reminisce about ‘93, and this season’s unusual Stanley Cup Final.

Guy Carbonneau

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Memories of Stanley Cups past elude younger Montreal Canadiens fans, who only fondly remember the team’s more recent accomplishments. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Canadiens prospect Cale Fleury and the Regina Pats will be battling for the Memorial Cup. [Cranbrook Daily Townsman]
  • Former members of the Canadiens’ last Cup-winning team take a look back at their incredible run. [Montreal Gazette]
  • During the ‘93 playoff run, forward Brian Bellows postponed his wedding to help the Canadiens keep winning. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Congratulations are in order for prospect Alexandre Alain:
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Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights make an unlikely Final matchup, as both teams vie to win their first Stanley Cup. [New York Times | Vice]
  • The Edmonton Oilers should consider locking up defencemen Darnell Nurse — and soon. [Oilers Nation]
  • Which one of these most likely to be traded candidates should Marc Bergevin target? [Sportsnet]
  • Andrei Svechnikov has continued to be the top ranked prospect in the Canadian Hockey League. [NHL]
  • The NHL is interested in incorporating new technology in the game via initiatives like the ‘Smart Puck’. [NBC Sports]
  • The Anaheim Ducks received a bit of bad news, as centre Ryan Kesler may not play next season. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Some hockey parents still remain frustrated with Hockey Canada’s cross-ice initiative. [CBC]