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Friday Habs Headlines: Peter Budaj hopes to stay in the game he loves

In today’s links, Peter Budaj talks about his post-playing career future in hockey, Geoff Molson answers questions from the fans, and is more video review the answer to debacles like the one on Wednesday?

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Three Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s first career goal or yet another Carey Price highlight-reel save? The quest to find the Canadiens’ play of the year continues. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Newly retired Peter Budaj hopes he can stay involved in the game that he loves. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Nick Suzuki is aware that Montreal’s eyes will be on him as he prepares for the Memorial Cup. [RDS]
  • Geoff Molson answers fan questions. On today’s agenda, tax differences, playoff formats, and more.
  • The Laval Rocket are having some fun with their youth movement. Can you recognize these faces?
  • Cayden Primeau is hosting a fundraiser for his upcoming ocean cleanup event.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Esa Lindell has signed a six year contract extension worth 5.8 million dollars per annum. [Defending Big D]
  • Craig MacTavish will be the head coach of HC Lokomotiv of the KHL next season. [Sportsnet]
  • Doug Armstrong, Don Sweeney, and Don Waddell are the three finalists for General Manager of the Year. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • His fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive with the Buffalo Sabres. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Nashville Predators have reached an agreement with the City of Nashville for a 30-year lease extension on Bridgestone Arena. [ESPN]
  • In light of Wednesday night’s controversial game winning goal in St. Louis, Rod Brind’Amour is calling for expanded video review. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Kaapo Kakko notched his sixth goal in five games at the World Championships with a little gem against Denmark. [RDS]

Friday’s playoff schedule

WCF Game 4: San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues (Sharks lead 2-1)

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet 360 (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL Live

Memorial Cup Round Robin Game 1: Prince Albert Raiders (0-0-0) @ Halifax Mooseheads (0-0-0)

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports 2 (French)