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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Projecting the protection list for the 2021 Expansion Draft

In today’s links, who the Habs could protect and expose for the new Seattle franchise, looking at Ryan Poehling’s junior comparables, and the Leafs aren’t offering Mitch Marner Auston Matthews-level money... yet.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Projecting the Canadiens’ protection list for the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. [The Hockey News]
  • A different approach to looking at Ryan Poehling’s comparables and career trajectory. [The Athletic]
  • Cole Caufield: fortuneteller, goal-scorer. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Jason Pominville’s agent says that the UFA would listen to an offer from the Habs. [TSN]
  • Victor Mete plays Fortnite. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Why are NHL coaches risk-averse, and what will it take to change this? [The Athletic]
  • Despite a brief stint in the limelight during the Sebastian Aho affair, Tom Dundon remains a mystery. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offers to Mitch Marner are coming in around the 9-11 million dollar mark, depending on term. [TSN]
  • Dylan Larkin says he feels ready for the possibility of becoming the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings. [TSN]
  • Joel Edmundston of the St. Louis Blues has been awarded a one-year contract worth 3.1 million dollars in arbitration. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Alex Ovechkin isn’t willing to commit to anything beyond the expiry of his current contract. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes will find themselves under a lot more pressure in 2019-20. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Michael Stone buyout represents the end of a mistake by the Calgary Flames. [TSN]
  • The Universite de Montreal will host the 2021 USports women’s hockey national championships.