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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Michael McNiven talks about his mentors

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In today’s links, Michael McNiven talks about those who have influenced his career the most, wondering whether the Habs are good enough to make the playoffs, and the Blackhawks and Sabres swap blue chip prospects.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Michael McNiven talks about the players who have influenced him over the years. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Two things we learned about Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens after the Sebastian Aho offer sheet. [The Athletic]
  • Are the Habs good enough? Looking at some lingering questions in the lineup. [The Athletic]
  • Perhaps the Canadiens should be looking at the right side of the blueline rather than the left. [Athletique]
  • A Montreal Canadiens alumni game is headed to Fort Saskatchewan. [Regina Leader-Post]
  • The Halifax Mooseheads have hired ex-Hab defender and assistant coach J.J. Daigneault as their new head coach. [Halifax Mooseheads]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Why it’s time for Don Cherry to retire. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Buffalo Sabres traded Alex Nylander to the Chicago Blackhawks for Henri Jokiharju. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Blackhawks are shaping up to be the biggest wild-card in the NHL for next season. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Travis Yost struggles to understand the logic behind Kevin Labanc’s extremely team friendly contract extension. [TSN]
  • The Colorado Avalanche extended the contract of Head Coach Jared Bednar for an additional two years. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Former Nashville Predator and Detroit Red Wing Greg Johnson has died at the age of 48. [CBC]