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Sunday Habs Headlines: Leafs won’t level head-to-head record anytime soon

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In today’s links, how long it would take Toronto to even up the score, the search for a new play-by-play guy, and new dad Ovechkin.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Good luck trying to get even with the Habs, Leafs fans. [Maple Leafs Nation]
  • Phillip Danault joined noted rival Patrice Bergeron at a power skating camp. [TVA Sports]
  • John Bartlett will no longer be the play-by-play broadcaster for the Montreal Canadiens on TSN. [Montreal Gazette]
  • With the team seemingly set on parting ways with its captain, Max Pacioretty’s days as a member of the Canadiens might be numbered. [TSN 690]
  • There are a couple different ways next season could play out for Montreal, but not all of the outcomes have a positive ending. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi is making friends with the local media:

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Around the league and elsewhere

  • New father Alex Ovechkin fittingly named his newborn son after his late brother Sergei. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • How will the New York Islanders cope with the lose of their franchise player and former captain in John Tavares? [NHL]
  • Should the NHL institute a Players’ Weekend-esque day like the MLB where players could showcase their personalities? Probably not. [Vice Sports]
  • Next season is bound to be an exciting one for Lightning fans, as a bunch of players look poised to hit some important career milestones. [Raw Charge]
  • Odds favour the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup? This is truly the darkest timeline. [Sportsnet]