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Thursday Habs Headlines: Artturi Lehkonen is one of the players on the cusp of a breakout season

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Here are your daily links, including Lehkonen’s potential, an inside look at the Habs’ draft, Luke Richardson’s influences, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Going into the 2018-19 season, which young Canadiens might snag the spotlight? [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Habs shared a behind-the-scenes look at the drafting process, from interviews and scouting reports to the draft floor in Dallas. [Canadiens]
  • New Montreal assistant coach Luke Richardson has more than a few good stories from his time in the NHL. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher took to social media to wish his dad (and trainer) a happy birthday on Wednesday.
  • The Laval Rocket 2018-19 schedule is here!
  • Luke Richardson learned from several other NHLers over the years. [Canadiens]
  • After multiple injuries, Étienne Marcoux will stop at nothing to play with the Rocket this upcoming season. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Legal boundaries may still prevent a woman from playing in a men’s league, but physical boundaries don’t have to. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • John Tavares has penned a final farewell to Isles fans. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • Team Canada will be represented by 37 CHL players at the World Junior Summer Showcase. [Twitter]
  • Nikita Kucherov’s early career is right up there with the greats. [Raw Charge]
  • Steve Smith has joined the Buffalo Sabres as an assistant coach. [Die by the Blade]