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Sunday Habs Headlines: Matt Duchene still considering Montreal as viable option

In today’s links, Duchene keeping Habs in mind during FA decision, Nick Suzuki confident in his game, Kessel and Galchenyuk swap places, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Nashville Predators may have the better cap space and roster scenario to lure Matt Duchene, but the free agent seems to be still considering Montreal as a top option. [Sportsnet]
  • Some say Nick Suzuki lacks intensity. He says to watch and see just how effective his cerebral game will be. [Sportsnet]
  • Josh Brook is open to instruction from the Canadiens’ development staff on getting his game ready for the NHL. [Le Journal de Montreal]
  • Cayden Primeau looked good in a Canadiens jersey, even it was just the development camp version:
  • No one was more surprised by Montreal’s final selection in the 2019 NHL Draft than Kieran Ruscheinski himself. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Do you want to know the terrifying truth about prospects and free agency, or do you want to see Shea Weber sock a few dingers?

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Phil Kessel has been traded to the Arizona Coyotes. Going to the Pittsburgh Penguins is Alex Galchenyuk (with a few other pieces involved). [PensBurgh | Five For Howling]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser got her Hall of Fame call from Lanny MacDonald, which she says was “very special.” [TSN]
  • Seattle will employ the services of Alexandra Mandrycky not only for statistical analysis of potential expansion draft players, but in creating the management and coaching staffs as well. [NHL.com]
  • To prepare you for Canada Day, reflect on these great Canadian sports moments: