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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Herald of Change

How the waiving of Kinkaid indicates changes are coming, injuries, recalls, and hot dogs in Montreal, as well as more allegations against Babcock and others in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mike Johnson says the waiving of Keith Kinkaid is the herald of change. [TSN]
  • Eric Engels discusses why the Canadiens promoted Primeau. [Sportsnet]
  • It may be what they're made of, or how they're prepared, but for whatever reason, the hot dogs in Montreal are magical — and legendary. [The Athletic]
  • The timing is ironic, considering that Primeau was called up shortly after, but former EOTP-er Marc Dumont argues that Primeau is the answer to the future of Habs’ goaltending, not the present. [The Athletic]
  • Moral victories are no longer enough for win-starved Habs. [TSN]
  • Even so, despite the frustration, the Habs have managed to regain some or their humor in the locker room, and that’s definitely a good sign. [The Athletic]
  • Guy Lafleur has had additional surgery, according to the Lafleur family. [NBC Sports]
  • ICYMI, Victor Mete is the latest Hab to be sidelined with an injury. [CBC]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It may not be common knowledge, but it definitely should be that female hockey players are badass. [Twitter]
  • In the wake of the Marner/Babcock story, Ex-Red Wing Johan Franzen opens up about his relationship with Babcock. [Detroit Free Press | Twitter | Yahoo Sports | TSN]
  • Marc Crawford is put on leave by the Blackhawks after Sean Avery accused him of assault. [Yahoo]
  • Regardless of whether or not the players sharing these stories are squeaky clean, or athletically "good”, their stories need to be shared and action needs to be taken. [Sportsnet]
  • It is important that all these stories are coming out, but it may be too much to expect hockey to change, and it's certainly too much to expect it to change immediately. [The Globe and Mail]
  • The Swift Current Broncos fire their Athletic Trainer for derogatory, demeaning, and unprofessional comments and behavior. [CBC]
  • Former goalie and first out gay pro hockey player, Brock McGillis joins The Scrum Podcast to share his story. [SoundCloud]
  • Projected first round pick Alexis Lafreniere headlines the list of invitees for the Canadian World Juniors Team. [Sportsnet]
  • Mark Borowiecki takes the role of super hero, stopping a robbery in Vancouver. [NBC Sports]
  • Between injuries and the salary cap, the Blackhawks have been forced to play short-handed. [NBC Sports]
  • Mitch Marner's return is close, as is Gabriel Landeskog's. [Marner | Landeskog]