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Friday Habs Headlines: The Pacioretty soap opera continues

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Max Pacioretty’s tumultuous off-season continues as rumours and denials swirl about whether he wants to stay or leave, Michel Therrien has a talk show, and wrapping up the Top 100 of 2018-19.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Martin Leclerc says Pacioretty demanded a trade at several points last season, and also once in 2013-14. [Radio-Canada | Google Translate]
  • Allan Walsh, Pacioretty’s new agent, vehemently denied this, proclaiming that his client is ready to sign an extension “TODAY.” [TSN | ProHockeyTalk]
  • It is now officially confirmed that Pacioretty rejected a trade to the Los Angeles Kings at the Entry Draft. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Lars Eller weighed in on the Pacioretty affair.
  • One loud guy talks about another, as Steve Dangle offers his two cents about Allan Walsh’s Twitter denial. [Youtube]
  • It’s not all doom and gloom for the Habs, as the franchise enjoys several bright spots within the organization. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Brendan Gallagher is the portrait of an ideal Canadiens hockey player. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The future is now for Victor Mete and Noah Juulsen. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Old friend Michel Therrien has started a new show on 91.9 FM, and drops a few comments about his relationship with Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Photographic memories: Carey Price talks about P.K., Patrick, and his First Nations heritage. [Sportsnet]
  • Mike Weaver wasn’t the most gifted with a hockey stick, but he’s pretty good with a throwing axe.

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