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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Putting in the Prep Work

Nate Thompson is already hard at work, going all-in on Erik Karlsson, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens should absolutely pursue signing Erik Karlsson. [The Athletic]
  • Examining six teams who could follow in the St. Louis Blues’ unlikely footsteps in the coming years, including the Habs. [Sportsnet]
  • Max Domi played well at centre last season, but moving him back to the wing may actually accelerate the Habs’ revamp. [The Athletic]
  • There's still NHL hockey going on, but Nate Thompson is already hard at work for next season. [Canadiens]
  • Defender Cam York is one of a number of strong blue-liners who may find himself in a Habs jersey at the draft. [TVA]
  • Youppi! helped plant trees as part of the Canadiens’ initiative to plant one tree for every stick broken last season. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Bruins were one away from elimination, and now they're one away from the Cup, thanks in large part to their veterans who have been there before. [NHL]
  • The Blues are looking to go from worst to first in spite of the Bruins’ big game experience. [NHL]
  • The playoffs this year have been riddled with questionable calls, and we know some sort of change to video review is likely in the works. But what might any of that look like? [The Athletic]
  • A number of unresolved contracts are making the Canucks’ off season a complicated one. [Sportsnet]
  • Professional women's soccer players experience many of the same difficulties as the women in hockey. [New York Times]
  • The North American Women's hockey boycott isn't preventing some from returning to the NWHL. [The Athletic]
  • Regardless of the final outcome, Tuukka Rask has made a strong case for the Conn Smythe. [NBC]
  • Corey Perry may be on the way out in Anaheim. [NBC]
  • The Flyers are looking to lock down Kevin Hayes before July 1st. [NHL]