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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Don’t expect Max Pacioretty to sign long-term with the Canadiens

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In today’s links, Engels says the captain won’t stay in Montreal for the long haul, Drouin sympathizes with the situation, and you’ll never guess who is the best U25 player on the Colorado Avalanche.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Eric Engels of Sportsnet says not to expect Max Pacioretty to sign a long-term contract with the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • With no formal contract negotiations since the draft, Pacioretty is taking all the speculation in stride. [TSN]
  • Jonathan Drouin understands what Pacioretty is going through with his contract situation, having previously gone through a similar situation in Tampa Bay. [Radio-Canada]
  • Melodie Daoust will don the blue as an assistant coach of the Universite de Montreal Carabins, the red at Team Canada’s annual evaluation camp, and the bleu-blanc-rouge as a member of Les Canadiennes this season. [Radio-Canada]
  • Arpon Basu talked last week with Saku Koivu about coaching, Finland, Montreal, and of course, Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [The Athletic]
  • One member of the Habs is on the list as Sportsnet runs down players #50-31 of the Top 100 of 2018-19. [Sportsnet]
  • David Sklenička is on his way to Montreal.
  • As is Lukas Vejdemo:

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