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Friday Habs Headlines: Montreal has a special player in Nick Suzuki

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In today’s links, Owen Sound Attack assistant coach Joey Hishon talks about what the Habs have in Nick Suzuki, analyzing the possible permutations for the Habs blueline next year, and the inside scoop on the current RFA standoff affecting most of the league.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs have a special player in Nick Suzuki, according to Owen Sound Attack assistant coach Joey Hishon. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens blue line could use Jake Gardiner. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Examining the (many) different potential combinations for the Canadiens’ blue line next season. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Vancouver Canucks have no plans at present to honour Roberto Luongo. [TSN]
  • What are the perils of handing term and cash to players over 30? [TSN]
  • How many minutes should NHL stars play per game? [The Athletic]
  • A tentative deal has been struck to allow the NWHL to continue using the Buffalo Beauts logo and marketing materials. [Sportsnet]
  • Why the current RFA standoff impacts nearly every NHL team. [The Athletic]
  • Robin Lehner says that mental health is not being discussed in a way that it needs to be. [Sportsnet]
  • Eddie Lack will be joining Arizona State University as a goalie coach as he rehabs from hip surgery. [TSN]
  • The conundrum of Joshua Ho-Sang. [The Athletic]
  • Sebastian Aho is thankful for his new contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. [NHL.com]
  • William Nylander is ready to dominate after a turbulent season last year. [Sportsnet]
  • The Swedish National Women’s Hockey Team is prepared to skip a training camp and the upcoming Five Nations tournament in a pay dispute with the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. [The Hockey News]