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Friday Habs Headlines: Chris Nilan believes the Habs need bigger forwards

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In today’s links, Nilan’s thoughts on improvements up front, Christian Folin will be back for another year, and what will the Penguins and Lightning do in the wake of sweeps?

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Chris Nilan says that the Habs need to get bigger up front. [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • ICYMI: The Canadiens have signed Christian Folin to a one-year/one-way contract. [Montreal Canadiens | EOTP]
  • The returning blueliner seems pleased to be able to don the bleu-blanc-et-rouge again. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Gritty has a gift for his new head coach.
  • USA Hockey named the first 17 players on its World Championship roster. [USA Hockey]

Friday’s playoff schedule

Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN
In the Bruins region: NESN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live

Calgary Flames @ Colorado Avalanche

Start time: 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN
In the Avalanche region: Altitude
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live