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

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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.