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Wednesday Habs Headlines: “Carbo” will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame

In today’s links, Guy Carbonneau gets a call to the Hall, rumours circulate around pending free agents, and could this be the year we see a real offer sheet of substance?

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Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ICYMI: Guy Carbonneau has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. [EotP|Montreal Canadiens]
  • Jake Gardiner and Curtis McElhinney should top the Canadiens’ list of UFAs to pursue. [Sportsnet]
  • Matt Duchene appears to be up there, as well:
  • Cam Hillis is the new captain of the Guelph Storm. [Guelph Storm]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hayley Wickenheiser and Sergei Zubov headline the five others joining the Hall alongside Carbonneau. [TSN]
  • Six active players who could make for tricky HHoF induction debates someday. [The Athletic]
  • Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg Jets will not give qualifying offers to Joe Morrow and Nathan Beaulieu. [TSN]
  • The oft-ballyhooed Canadian tax disadvantage is overblown. [The Leafs Nation]
  • Evaluating the 2019 Free Agent class. [The Athletic]
  • Will this be the year we finally see an offer sheet? [The Athletic]
  • The market for UFA defenders is fundamentally broken. [Yahoo Sports Canada]
  • Max Friberg has extended his contract with Frölunda until 2023. [Expressen-GT (Swedish)]
  • Gritty. Showing that there’s a heart in Philadelphia.