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Saturday Habs Headlines: Taking nothing for granted

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Whether it's Deslauriers with the Habs, or Eller, Ovi, Oshie, and Smith-Pelly with the Caps, no one is taking anything for granted.

Montreal Canadiens v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nicolas Deslauriers loves living and playing in Montreal, but he's not taking anything for granted. [RDS]
  • Coming into the 2018 Entry Draft, the Habs are something of a loose cannon. [Sportsnet]
  • The reason the Habs are such an interesting team at the draft this year is that there is a myriad of options for them at the upcoming draft, including a number of trades they could make. [The Athletic]
  • When Victor Mete remained in Montreal, Evan Bouchard had to step up in a big way. The expanded ice time has vaulted him into top end of the draft. [The London Free Press]
  • There was a reunion for the 1993 Stanley Cup winning Canadiens team yesterday. [Twitter]
  • Les Canadiennes continue their Skills and Drills series with a segment on acceleration with Katia Clement-Heydra. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • No more "buts”, "excepts", and "unlesses" in the conversations about Alex Ovechkin and his legacy. [NHL]
  • It was an improbable final between a pair of unlikely opponents, but those make for the best stories. [Sportsnet]
  • After decades and decades of doubt and heartbreak, the Capitals finally have a Cup. [The Athletic]
  • The Golden Knights’ first season ending with a loss doesn't make it any less remarkable. [CBC | NHL]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury wants to end his career in Vegas. [NHL]
  • Sometimes a series can be defined by a matter of inches. [NHL]
  • T.J. Oshie and his family have been through a lot to get here. [NHL | The Athletic]
  • There were a lot of firsts going around when Washington won, including Lars Eller becoming the first Danish player to raise the Stanley Cup after scoring the game winning goal — an ending he called "too good to be true" [NHL | TVA]
  • A lot of players had to go through a lot to be here. For Devante Smith-Pelly, that included two-way contracts and buy-outs. [NHL]
  • He's won his cup, so what does the future hold for Barry Trotz? [ESPN]
  • On the eve of his first contract extension negotiation, Auston Matthews has switched agencies. [The Hockey News]
  • We have a trade to announce: The Edmonton Oilers acquire Nolan Vesey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick in 2020. [CBC]
  • Is it October yet??? If you want to check out incredibly early power rankings for next season, this it the article for you. [ESPN]