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Sunday Habs Headlines: Are the Canadiens considering a sign-and-trade of Max Pacioretty?

In today’s links, the plan for Pacioretty, who should Montreal draft, and the Washington Capitals pull ahead.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens and Max Pacioretty’s agent are reportedly in the preliminary stages of a contract extension. [EOTP]
  • Is it the first step in a sign-and-trade of the captain? [Sportsnet]
  • Post-expansion blues hurt the Canadiens even back during the 1969-70 season. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Phillip Danault opened up about how his contract situation affected him throughout the year. [RDS]
  • Potential third overall pick Filip Zadina wouldn’t mind being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens (or some other team not worth mentioning). [TSN]
  • Speaking of the draft, is Jesperi Kotkaniemi on Montreal’s radar? [Montreal Gazette]
  • With the Vegas Golden Knights coming up with some spectacular pre-game ceremonies, is it time for the Canadiens to go that route as well? [TSN 690]
  • Even a setback in Game One against the Los Angeles Kings in 1993 couldn’t deter the Canadiens from winning the cup. [National Post]
  • A soon to be Team Canada member is hanging out with a current Team Canada member:

Two beautiful and loved ladies!

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Around the league and elsewhere

  • Good on these kiddos:
  • Alex Ovechkin is a force to be reckoned with: