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Sunday Habs Headlines: Canadiens vying for services of KHL’s Konstantin Okulov

In today’s links, Marc Bergevin is interested in a Russian free agent, Drouin is looking great, Kotkaniemi and Suzuki are playing better, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens and Leafs are among the top teams trying to land Konstantin Okulov next summer. [Sportsnet]
  • Claude Julien was very happy with the play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki in yesterday’s game. [TVA Sports | Google Translate]
  • Jonathan Drouin is looking like a different player this season. [Last Word on Sports]
  • Mattias Norlinder is on quite a roll:
  • Jean Béliveau was passed by Alex Ovechkin on the NHL’s all-time points list. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • A former enforcer for the Montreal Junior Canadiens, Allan Globesnky believes he is suffering from CTE, and has decided he will donate his brain to science. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Kirby Dach is back up with the Chicago Blackhawks. Where will the 2019 third-overal pick fit? [Second City Hockey]
  • Bianca Andreescu was honoured for her incredible tennis season so far before the Leafs-Bruins game last night. []
  • Billie Jean King recently announced a partnership with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association, and then decided to try out the sport for herself: