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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Prospects Incoming?

Romanov, Poehling, Vejdemo, oh my! Habs prospects are progressing, Taylor Hall's new team, Crosby's donations, Tim Thomas, Tom Wilson, and more in today's links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • According to Marc Bergevin, there’s a good chance we’ll see Alexander Romanov in Montreal next year. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Lukas Vejdemo's year has been one of forward steps — the latest? A call up to Montreal. [Canadiens]
  • Bergevin has been busy, and his latest orders of business have included a chat with Ryan Poehling. [The Athletic]
  • Fluke or the real deal? Joel Armia is an interesting puzzle. [The Athletic]
  • BC boys Brendan Gallagher and Jordan Weal say hi ahead of the game in Vancouver. [Twitter]
  • A look in on how drafted WJC hopefuls performed, including Rhett Pitlick, during the World Junior A Challenge series. [The Athletic]
  • Under the best circumstances, predicting Stanley Cup contenders is difficult. While the Habs aren’t necessarily contenders, they’re making evaluations of their play and potential hellaciously difficult. [The Athletic]
  • Just cause they're Hall of Famers doesn't mean they have to stop chirping. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Taylor Hall is on the move once more, returning to the West in a trade between the Devils and Coyotes. (Sidenote, who else was blindsided by the realization that the Coyotes are number one in their division???) [NHL | All About the Jersey]
  • Our sister site Broad Street Hockey is encouraging Flyers fans to vote for Oskar Lindblom, recently diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer, as Metro captain for the All-Star game. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Our own Julian McKenzie and his co-host Tristan D’Amours discuss the best of the best in Canadian sports media and more in this week’s podcast. [SoundCloud]
  • Marc Crawford and the Blackhawks release a statement, which includes a refreshingly genuine apology. Crawford will serve a suspension until January 2020. [NHL]
  • Flyers Joel Farabee suspended three games for hit on Mathieu Perrault. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk placed on unconditional waivers by the LA Kings. [TSN]
  • Tom Wilson is setting the new standard of physicality in the NHL in his quest to clean up his game, but still remain an effective player. [Sportsnet]
  • Sidney Crosby is back on the ice. [NHL]
  • Speaking of, Crosby recently donated 87 sets of gear to three different programs in Nova Scotia: Hockey Nova Scotia Black Youth Ice Hockey Program, the Hockey Nova Scotia Indigenous Female Hockey Academy, and the Hockey Nova Scotia-ISANS New Canadians Hockey Program.
  • Tim Thomas recently opened up about why he completely disappeared from the hockey world in 2014. [ESPN]
  • Steve Ludzik is in the final stages of liver disease. [The Athletic]