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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Remembering Stan Mikita

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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