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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Practically Storybook

Josh Anderson’s journey to Montreal, continuing the discussion of racism in hockey, Doc Emrick retires, evaluating free agency, what next season may look like, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Josh Anderson’s journey to the Canadiens very much of the storybook variety. [The Athletic]
  • Now that most of the dust has settled, Darren Dreger and Dave Poulin review how the Habs and the rest of the league have done during free agency so far. [TSN]
  • There is a possibility that Alexander Romanov and Arsen Khisamutdinov could be among a list of Russians who could sign short-term in the KHL. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elesewhere

  • Agent Eustace King talks to Anison Carter about representing players of color in the NHL. [NBC Sports]
  • The NHL claims that hockey is for everyone, but the experiences Black players have had leave them wondering. [Five Thirty Eight]
  • The Scrum Podcast talks to Renee Hess from the Black Girl Hockey Club about the club, the NHL, and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. [Spotify]
  • Canada’s schedule for the World Juniors is decided, it remains to be seen what effect the NHL schedule will have on the tournament. [TSN]
  • Evgenii Dadonov talks his nickname, and the role he expects to have on the Sens. [Sportsnet]
  • Joe Thornton called his long-time friend Patrick Marleau, who helped him make the decision to sign in Toronto. [Sportsnet]
  • The Sabres are hoping that adding Taylor Hall and Eric Staal with give them the boost they need to make the playoffs. [NHL]
  • P.K. Subban talks life, tackling racism in hockey, and more. [ESPN]
  • No body wants it, but the NHL may have no choice but to begin the season in some variation of the bubble. [CBC]
  • The state of minor league hockey in North America. [The Athletic]