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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Remembering Stan Mikita

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In today’s links, the Blackhawks and hockey loses one of its all time greats, catching up with Jack Gorniak, and how will the Erik Karlsson saga end in Ottawa?

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  • Chicago Blackhawks and NHL legend Stan Mikita passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78. [Second City Hockey]
  • Tributes to Mikita poured in from individuals associated with the Blackhawks, the city of Chicago, and the hockey world as a whole. [Second City Hockey]
  • Mikita was one of the few players to spend their entire career with one team, and is the Blackhawks team leader in assists, points, and games played. [TSN]
  • Mikita had been battling Lewy Body dementia for several years, a fight documented by Bob McKenzie in 2015. [TSN]
  • NHL historian Dave Stubbs remembered the Blackhawks great. [NHL Network (Video)]
  • The Canadiens too offered their condolences to an old rival and friend.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Andrew Shaw offered his thoughts on one of the legendary figures of his first NHL team:
  • Lukas Vejdemo will play on team North for Stockholm Hockey Week.
  • Catching up with Jack Gorniak. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens provided Jimmy Chamberlin with a little pre-concert gift.

3 hrs to game time. Thanks to @canadiensmtl for the awesome jersey. #original6

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