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Sunday Habs Headlines: Ben Chiarot now a critical piece of the roster

In today’s links, the surprising rise of Chiarot, news on Taylor Hall, and Alex Ovechkin’s retirement goals.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Ben Chiarot’s consistency is getting rewarded, and he’s become a major cog in the system. []
  • Brett Kulak joined Chiarot with a good performance in New York, and that’s very good news for the team. [The Athletic]
  • Mathias Brunet speaks with Alexandre Burrows about his playing career and his current role with the Laval Rocket. [La Presse]
  • With the takeover under way, as a Canadiens fan you may as well learn what being Finnish is all about. [ScandiKitchen]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The New Jersey Devils are actively seeking offers for Taylor Hall. [Sportsnet]
  • Big-name offensive additions who have yet to hit their stride, are P.K. Subban and Jake Gardiner on the verge of breaking out? [Sportsnet]
  • Brady Tkachuk has been fined for a crosscheck on Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton. [TSN]
  • Alex Ovechkin has his retirement all figured out: it’ll happen the moment after breaking Wayne Gretzky’s goal-scoring record. [NHL]