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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Practically Storybook

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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]