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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Can Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling help the Habs reach the playoffs next year?

In today’s links, Suzuki and Poehling could help next year’s Habs go one step further, the crazy story of how Carey Price came to be, and the Edmonton Oilers hire a new GM.

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NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling could hold the keys to the Habs’ playoff hopes in 2020. [Sportsnet]
  • Suzuki prefers to talk with his talent on the ice rather than his words off of it. [RDS]
  • The Habs prospect did answer questions posed to him by Habs’ fans... and a certain two members of the team. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Carey Price’s workload should be capped at 55 games, says Jose Theodore. [Journal de Montreal]
  • “Hi Carey, I’m Carey.” The incredible story of how Carey Price came to be Carey Price, literally. [The Athletic]
  • Joel Bouchard is always looking for inspiration where he can find it, including from the local fire department. [Radio-Canada]
  • Chronicling the meteoric rise of Marie-Philip Poulin, as she fights for the future of the women’s game. [RDS]
  • Working for the Canadiens has opened doors for Michel Therrien and Alain Vigneault. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The response of the on-ice officials to Charlie McAvoy’s hit on Josh Anderson Monday night is just another questionable incident in a shaky postseason for league officiating. [TSN]
  • McAvoy was suspended today for one game as a consequence of that hit. [NHL Player Safety]
  • Ken Holland was hired as the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. []
  • Ken Hitchcock will not return as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers. []
  • For Mathieu Darche, accepting the job as the director of hockey operations for the Tampa Bay Lightning meant moving his family to warmer climes. [Montreal Gazette]
  • How does Ian Laperriere still have a job? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The future of the Columbus Blue Jackets is cloudy after Jarmo Kekalainen’s all-in gambit came up short. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • From Jaromir Jagr’s mullet to Brent Burns’... everything, why do NHLers and NHL fans love unique hair so much? [ESPN]
  • Not everyone is on board with the women’s hockey boycott. [The Athletic]
  • Lars Eller is starting a scholarship for underprivileged kids in his hometown of Rødovre, Denmark. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Frontrunning bunch of jerks.
  • Five goals allowed was probably not what they wanted, but a win is a win for Team Canada as they overcame Austria 7-5 in a warm-up match for the World Championships. [CBC]

Wednesday’s playoff schedule

Game 7: Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks

Start time: 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet, CBC (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL Live