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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Erik Karlsson is interested in signing with the Canadiens

In today’s links, the media mobilizes over a potential match between the Habs and Karlsson, Zdeno Chara may miss Game 5 of the Final, and teams start filling out their coaching staffs.

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2017 Scotiabank NHL 100 Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators Photo by Francois Laplante/Getty Images/Freestyle Photo

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Could Erik Karlsson be interested in Montreal? [Ottawa Sun | Sportsnet | La Presse]
  • Going all-in on Karlsson is worth it for accelerating the Canadiens’ rebuild. [Sportsnet]
  • What are the Habs’ options with the 15th overall pick? [The Athletic]
  • Trevor Timmins combs the NHL Combine for the next great defence prospect. [The Athletic]
  • Victor Mete takes a lap around Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Zdeno Chara is questionable for game 5 after taking a puck to the jaw. [CBC]
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s work ethic has rubbed off on Vladimir Tarasenko. [TSN]
  • Would Erik Karlsson’s return even make sense for a rebuilding Ottawa Senators team? [TSN]
  • Want the NHL to call it by the book? Be careful what you wish for. [The Athletic]
  • Four UFA bargains who excel at one very specific thing. [Sportsnet]
  • The Nashville Predators have hired Dan Lambert of the Spokane Chiefs as a powerplay coach. [On the Forecheck]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Marc Crawford as an assistant coach. [Second City Hockey]