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Wednesday Habs Headlines: A difficult off-season for the Canadiens awaits

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In today’s links, looking at which teams face the toughest decisions, details on how the Habs were found to be in violation of concussion protocols, four amateur scouts let go, and more.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Montreal faces some of the most difficult off-season tasks of any NHL team. [Sportsnet]
  • Some reports have Jack Johnson being one of the additions to be be made this summer. [TSN]
  • We investigated that possibility yesterday. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens were revealed to have been one of three NHL teams to violate the league’s concussion protocols. [The Athletic]
  • Montreal has parted ways with four amateur scouts. [TVA Sports]
  • Watch Victor Mete ride along for a hot lap in a Mercedez-AMG GT R at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. [YouTube]
  • Looks like the Canadiens may be going on the road at the end of December:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Erik Karlsson’s wife Melinda has requested an order of protection against the fiancée of Mike Hoffman, Monika Caryk, after what is reported to be a history of abuse that turned downright cruel after the Karlssons’ baby was stillborn. [Ottawa Citizen | Silver Seven]
  • The person who was the subject of sexual harassment from Senators’ assitant GM Randy Lee has been granted an order of protection. [The Athletic]
  • Former Canadiens prospect Martin Réway will join Mountfield HK of the Czech Extraliga next season. [Mountfield HK]
  • The Washington Capitals placed a congratulatory message for the Vegas Golden Knights in a local paper:
  • After parting ways with Digit Murphy after an appearance in the CWHL Final in their inaugurual season, Kunlun Red Star has named Bob Deraney as head coach for 2018-19. [The CWHL]