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Sunday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty the subject of trade rumours on draft weekend

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In today’s links, Pacioretty one of the main headlines in Dallas, though the Habs’ draft work gained plenty of attention.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • While the Canadiens were grabbing an armful of prospects, there were rumours of a trade of Max Pacioretty, but in the end nothing transpired. [Montreal Gazette ]
  • Perhaps on a related note:
  • This is the current situation:
  • Montreal is showing interest in Ryan O’Reilly, and the Sabres are looking to move him before his July 1 signing bonus is due. [Bob McKenzie]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi was relaxed on one of the biggest days of his life, which is a good sign for a player expected to fill a major role in Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • Bergevin is happy with his team’s selection of the “natural centre.” [Canadiens.com]
  • A full list of all the picks made in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. [NHL.com]
  • Trevor Timmins breaks down the prospects he and his team added this weekend. [Canadiens.com]
  • The Habs’ selections seem to be happy with their new home:
  • A feature from early in the season on 123rd oveall pick Jack Gorniak. [WXOW Marotta]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers and his dog were happy with the Canadiens’ haul:
  • Angela and Carey Price are expecting their second baby this winter:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • John Tavares will be listening to offers from five teams, including the New York Islanders, in Los Angeles. [Sportsnet]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk’s stay will be more permanent, as he’s decided on the Kings as the team to help launch his NHL comeback. [Jewels From The Crown]
  • The Calgary Flames didn’t get many prospects, but they added NHL players Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin on Saturday. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • On the other end, the Caroline Hurricanes added Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and Adam Fox. [Canes Country]
  • Calgary’s other professional team, the CWHL’s Inferno, named Shannon Miller their new head coach yesterday. [CWHL]
  • Liam Kirk became the first player born and trained in the UK to be drafted by an NHL team. [Sportsnet]
  • How Jarmo Kekalainen has maintained his title of the only European general manager in the NHL. [BlueJackets.com]
  • The first member of the Buffalo Sabres’ entourage to greet Rasmus Dahlin on the draft stage in Dallas? Eleven-year-old Rosie Bandura. [Buffalo News]