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Friday Habs Headlines: Matt Duchene signing “unlikely” for Canadiens

In today’s links, Matt Duchene isn’t likely to end up wearing a Habs jersey next year, reports and impressions from development camp, and reflecting on Roberto Luongo’s Vancouver legacy.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Signing Matt Duchene is a complicated, unlikely scenario for the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • Quebec’s high taxes are circumventable for players donning the CH. [The Athletic]
  • Are the Habs a playoff team in 2019-20? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Jayden Struble has enjoyed the chance to go up against the best at development camp. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Nick Suzuki is hoping to earn a spot in the NHL next season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ryan Poehling looks like a man among boys. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Roberto Luongo leaves behind a complicated legacy in Vancouver. [Sportsnet]
  • How should Corey Perry be regarded as an UFA? [Sportsnet]
  • While all the attention has been focused on the big-name RFAs, Travis Yost offers that the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks could be susceptible to an offer sheet for one of their mid-tier talents. [TSN]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs still need to shed salary, as Nikita Zaitsev heads TSN’s Trade Bait board. [TSN]
  • Ten unrestricted free agents who won’t break the bank. [The Athletic]
  • Hall of Famer Hayley Wickenheiser reflects on a titanic legacy. [The Athletic]
  • Carl Gunnarsson will avoid free agency, having agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $1.75 million per year with the St. Louis Blues. [St. Louis Blues]
  • Nikita Nesterov’s day with the Gagarin Cup.

Women’s World Cup of Soccer

Quarter-final 2: United States vs. France

Start time: 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
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