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Friday Habs Headlines: Kudos to Coach Claude

In today’s links, how Claude Julien deserves credit for the Canadiens offensive output this year, the Habs should ask about Andre Burakovsky, and Jarmo Kekalainen is open for business.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Kudos need to be given to Claude Julien for unleashing the Habs’ offence this year. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Victor Mete has assumed the position of Shea Weber’s partner by merit rather than default. [The Athletic]
  • The Habs face the league’s toughest schedule for the remainder of the season. [The Athletic]
  • The Canadiens should make inquiries regarding the availability of Andre Burakovsky. [RDS]
  • Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne were joined at the hip during their Predators’ days. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The former Nashville and current Canadiens captain also built a special friendship with decorated Special Olympian Mike Maguire during his tenure in the Music City, one that he maintains to this day. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Nate Thompson is thrilled about joining the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A year after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, Roberto Luongo still feels the anguish of that day. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Despite being 36 years old, Mikko Koivu is totally confident in his ability to return next year from an ACL tear. [ESPN]
  • NHL goalies do their best to be ready for the unpredictable. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Jarmo Kekalainen is telling teams to make an offer concerning impending UFAs Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. [TSN]
  • What does the goalie market look like as the Calgary Flames consider an upgrade at the position? [TSN]
  • Ben Bishop and Anton Khudobin have been elite this year for the Dallas Stars. [Defending Big D]
  • Washington Capitals players voice their support for women’s hockey. [RMNB]
  • Should the Philadelphia Flyers trade Shayne Gostisbehere? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Members of the New Jersey Devils recall their own logistical nightmares from hockey-related transactions. [The Athletic]
  • What can we expect from all 31 teams at the NHL Trade Deadline? [The Athletic]