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Saturday Habs Headlines: Joël Teasdale and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies advance to Memorial Cup Final

In today’s links, Teasdale’s opportunity to win the Memorial Cup, Alex Belzile earns a contract from the big club, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Joël Teasdale has an opportunity to win the Memorial Cup this season, and looks to do anything he can to accomplish that. [Canadiens]
  • Scoring a goal on the way to eliminating Nick Suzuki’s Guelph Storm is a good step on that journey. [Sportsnet]
  • The CHL announced its award nominees for this past season, ans Suzuki is up for Sportsman of the Year. [CHL]
  • I’m sure he’ll leave some room for Montreal in there, too:
  • The Canadiens announced the signing of Alex Belzile after his exceptional season with the Laval Rocket this past year. [EOTP]
  • Taking a look back at Belzile’s road to the AHL. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Bringing his experience from the Detroit Red Wings, Ken Holland is looking to change the culture and perception surrounding the Edmonton Oilers [NHL]
  • At 42 years old, Zdeno Chara is looking for his second championship and remains vital to the Boston Bruins’ success. [NHL]
  • Free agency is closer than we think, and there could be several netminders on the move this summer. [Sportsnet]
  • Erik Karlsson thanked San Jose for the season, which raises the question whether he is returning to the Shark Tank for next year. [CBC]

Saturday’s playoff schedule

No NHL games today

Next: Stanley Cup Final Game 1 — Monday, May 27: St. Louis Blues @ Boston Bruins

No Memorial Cup games today

Next: Final — Sunday, May 26: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies @ Halifax Mooseheads