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Thursday Habs Headlines: With Max Pacioretty or not, the Canadiens are prepping for an upswing

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Here are your daily links, including takes on Pacioretty’s possible departure, Jeremiah Addison’s hometown, NHLers taking political action, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Even with Max Pacioretty’s status still uncertain, the Habs look to move forward into a new season. [TSN 690]
  • Doug MacLean doesn’t see much of a future for Pacioretty in Montreal—but that doesn’t mean he’s on his way out. [Tim and Sid]
  • Jeremiah Addison shared memories and must-sees from his hometown in Brampton, including where he played his first ever junior game with the Brampton Capitals of the OJHL. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs joined Columbus’ front office and others in extending condolences to the family of scout Frank Jay, who passed away earlier this week.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Ryan Miller and his family recently took part in a rally protesting the American government’s policies separating immigrant families, and he supports more athletes speaking out about what they believe in. [The Athletic]
  • The Stanley Cup recently made its first-ever trip to Denmark, accompanying none other than former Hab Lars Eller. [IIHF]
  • Residents of Chelyabinsk were also excited for Stanley’s arrival, this time in the hands of Evgeny Kuznetsov. [KHL on Twitter]
  • The Winnipeg Jets continue to honour Rick Rypien’s memory by supporting mental health awareness.