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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty was almost a King

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In today’s links, the move that wasn’t for Pacioretty, decisions on RFAs league-wide, reactions to the Romanov pick, and more

Montreal Canadiens v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A deal to send Max Pacioretty to the Los Angeles Kings was in the works before the draft, but fell through before a deal was solidified. [TSN]
  • Elliotte Friedman had some thoughts regarding the Pacioretty trade that didn’t end up working out. [Sportsnet]
  • It seems the Canadiens organization was thrilled when Alexander Romanov fell into their lap at 38th overall. [TVA]
  • The Canadiens have extended qualifying offers to four restricted free agents. [EOTP]
  • Daniel Carr wasn’t one of them, but he thanked the organization for his time with the team:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL draft was full of obvious moves, but also a few surprises fans weren’t expecting. [Sportsnet]
  • July 1 is right around the corner, and we may see a flurry of moves occur as soon as Canada Day arrives. [Sportsnet]
  • Ken Dryden talks concussions and how the NHL is seemingly avoiding the topic. [Washington Post]
  • Keith Tkachuk was quick to tell a story following the draft about his two sons and their love for breaking windows. [BarDown]
  • As the John Tavares sweepstakes get closer, who could be the best team for the elite centre? [The Score]