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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens’ off-season is in full motion

Here are your daily links including two free agent signings for Montreal, seeing how Lars Eller has fared since leaving Montreal, and how incredible the Vegas story has been.

USA v Czech Republic - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Quarter Final Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The off-season is officially in full motion, with the Canadiens coming to terms with two Czech defenders coming from the Extraliga. [Canadiens]
  • Check out EOTP’s take on David Sklenička and Michal Moravčík. [EOTP]
  • Two former Canadiens are front-and-centre in this years Stanley Cup Final, as Lars Eller and Devante Smith-Pelly have come a long way from their days with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • $240 000 was raised for local Montreal youth yesterday by the Canadiens Children’s Foundation through a street hockey tournament:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • It seems like the Ottawa Senators will never be fully away from drama, as one of its most important alumni has called for new ownership. [TSN]
  • Former Detroit Red Wings player Johan Franzen hasn’t played a game since 2015, and his life with post-concussion syndrome has recently been brought to light. [TSN]
  • The Acadie-Bathurst Titan have won their first ever Memorial Cup in their 49-year history after defeating the Regina Pats. [Sportsnet]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights have defied all expectations and find themselves in the Stanley Cup Final, giving many in Vegas a team to support for years to come. [SB Nation]
  • An interesting read about how the Kenora Thistles were growing the game in areas like Japan, decades before relationships between China and the NHL grew to what they are today. [Sportsnet]
  • Jimmy Fallon takes shots at players in the SCF, with his hilarious NHL superlatives: