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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Is it time to embrace a full rebuild?

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In today’s links, asking whether it’s time for the Habs to start over, Michael McNiven just wants to play hockey, and looking at this year’s Calder candidates.

Montreal Canadiens v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It may be time for the Habs to fully commit to a rebuild. [Montreal Gazette]
  • At the halfway point of the year, the Canadiens are at great risk of missing the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • Arpon Basu revisits 10 bold predictions from the start of the year. [The Athletic]
  • Caught in limbo, Michael McNiven just wants to play hockey. [The Athletic]
  • Why are the Habs so bad at home? [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tristan Jarry and Kris Letang have been named as All-Star Game injury replacements for Joonas Korpisalo and Jake Guentzel. [Sportsnet]
  • Connor McDavid’s teammates weigh in on the star’s superlative goal Monday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. [The Athletic]
  • The Nashville Predators have hired John Hynes as head coach. [TSN]
  • Who are the leading Calder Trophy candidates by position? [Sportsnet]
  • Justin Williams looks like he’s going to rejoin the Carolina Hurricanes. [TSN]
  • Dmitry Voronkov had a little fun with a “TSN” camera.