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Friday Habs Headlines: The last hints of David Fischer

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In today’s links, looking back at the Habs’ internal debate between David Fischer and Claude Giroux at the 2006 Draft, World Cup fever hits the Canadiens, and how the Hoffman-Karlsson saga dictates the Senators’ off-season.

2006 NHL Entry Draft Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With the departure of part-time scout Pat Westrum, the last hints of the infamous David Fischer selection have left the Habs organization. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Carey Price is a big supporter of paternal leave. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Canadiens’ director of strategic content Shauna Denis will be enshrined in the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Arturri Lehkonen, Victor Mete, and Jacob de la Rose make their World Cup picks. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Price, Alex Galchenyuk, and Jonathan Drouin reflect on what it was like to be selected in the top 5. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Drummondville Voltigeurs have hired ex-Hab Steve Begin as an assistant coach. [Stephane Leroux]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL steadfastly denies a link between concussions and CTE ... and four other takeaways from Gary Bettman’s concussion lawsuit deposition. [The Athletic]
  • Dealing Mike Hoffman is the first domino that needs to fall for the Ottawa Senators this off-season. [The Sporting News]
  • The 10 best centres available in this year’s draft class. [NHL.com]
  • The only woman to have her name on the Stanley Cup has passed away:
  • Russian journalists have compiled the 50 best active Russian hockey players — with Evgeny Kuznetsov topping the list. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Nashville Predators don’t need any big moves to make another Stanley Cup run. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Joe Veleno is good, but just how good is a matter of debate. [RDS]
  • Who’s in the running for Ilya Kovalchuk, and who makes sense for the Russian superstar? [The Hockey News]
  • How the Golden Knights made hockey #vegasborn. [Forbes]
  • Lastly, congratulations are in order for the Toronto Marlies on their Calder Cup win, and especially to former EOTP writer Bruce Peter: