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Saturday Habs Headlines: One year ago, it was Jesperi Kotkaniemi answering inane questions at the Scouting Combine

In today’s links, taking a look back at Kotkaniemi’s combine experience, a flashback to current Habs in their combine year, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With the NHL Combine taking place, time to take a trip down memory lane to see some current Habs in their draft years:
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi reflects on his combine experience a year ago. [NHL]
  • Christian Folin shows off his tattoos and explains their significance. [Canadiens YouTube]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • What can we expect to see prospects go through in the combine this year? [Sportsnet]
  • A number of high profile players in the AHL are gunning for jobs in the big leagues next year, with some big name prospects in the mix. [The Hockey News]
  • Despite the ECHL Finals approaching, the Kelly Cup remains with the Colorado Eagles, with a mystery hanging around as to why it hasn’t been returned to the league. [Colorado Eagles]
  • Patrick Marleau has been mentioned in trade talks recently, connected to the Los Angeles Kings. [TSN]

Saturday’s playoff schedule

Stanley Cup Final Game 3: Boston Bruins @ St. Louis Blues (Series tied 1-1)

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