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Wednesday Habs Headlines: “Time to get after it” for Ryan Poehling

In today’s links, Poehling’s strength and conditioning coach talks about his protégé, the reaction to Artemi Panarin’s bold interview, and breaking down the Lucic-Neal trade.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Ryan Poehling is hard at work back in Minnesota under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach Kirk Olson. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Nick Suzuki builds his ultimate player. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Cole Fonstad will not play at the World Junior Summer Showcase.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The city of Calgary does not appear interested in the public’s opinion when it comes to paying 275 million dollars to replace the Saddledome. [Deadspin]
  • Kaapo Kakko and playing with diabetes and Celiac disease. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association has released their board members, along with more concrete plans for the future. [The Ice Garden]
  • Is James Neal or Milan Lucic more likely to spark their new team? [Sportsnet]
  • Mikhail Sergachev is one of the top 10 candidates to have a breakout season in 2019-20. [The Athletic]
  • The Russian reaction to Artemi Panarin’s brazenly anti-Putin interview has been predictable. [Slava Malamud]
  • The Nashville Predators have signed Colton Sissons to a seven year deal worth a total of 20 million dollars. [TSN]
  • Are GMs around the league outsmarting themselves when it comes to constructing contracts for depth players? [The Athletic]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have reached a settlement with ex-defenceman Jake Dotchin. [TSN]
  • With Andrew Copp’s contract settled, all that’s left for the Winnipeg Jets this off-season is the small matter of Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor. [Sportsnet]