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Thursday Habs Headlines: Stocking up for the draft

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Here are your daily links, including a look at all the picks the Habs have amassed for this year’s draft, Karl Alzner’s thoughts on the Capitals, and more.

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2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The key to this summer for the Habs could be their many draft picks. [TSN]
  • Pierre Dagenais continues to try and reach out to fellow former Hab Mike Ribeiro. [TVA Sports]
  • Two Czech defencemen signed with the Habs after catching Martin Lapointe’s eye on the international stage at this year’s World Championships. [The Athletic]
  • Could Tomas Plekanec come back to Montreal this summer? [TSN 690]
  • Karl Alzner chose to sign with the Habs last summer, but he may be having a few regrets as he watches his former team go up 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final. [Sportsnet]
  • Even though the Senators aren’t officially shopping Erik Karlsson, he’s still coming out ahead of Max Pacioretty on the summer’s first trade bait board. [TSN]
  • Andrew Shaw was pretty confident he could beat Brendan Gallagher at drawing NHL team logos (and he was right).

Around the league and elsewhere

  • If the Washington Capitals go all the way, at least one player has no plans to go to the White House.
  • Which team’s duo tops Tyler Dellow’s list of 2017-18’s worst defensive pairs? [The Athletic]
  • Joshua Lawrence, the 15th overall pick of this year’s QMJHL draft, has de-committed from Boston University to sign with the Saint John Sea Dogs.
  • Saskatoon native Chandler Stephenson hopes the Capitals win the Cup, obviously, and he is already making plans for how to share with the Humboldt community. [Sportsnet]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury has been the talk of the playoffs, but why has his performance dropped off in the Final? [Sportsnet]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes sent a sweet gift to a young fan after his family suffered a tragedy.