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Thursday Habs Headlines: Trevor Timmins discusses his draft selections

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In today’s links. Timmins breaks down his draft decisions, Josh Anderson’s monetary and team value, a handful of NHL trades, and a fresh crop of free agents.

2020 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 Photo by Shafique Bakush/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Assistant general manager Trevor Timmins discusses the eight picks he made over the two days of the 2020 NHL Draft. [Canadiens.com]
  • Our summary of the eight new prospects, with links to our in-depth profiles on each of them. [EOTP]
  • Mike Johnson believes Josh Anderson brings what had been a missing element to the Canadiens. [TSN]
  • Eric Engels feels Anderson has a lot to prove after his previous season. [Sportsnet]
  • Anderson is hoping to get a long-term deal to play in Montreal. [TSN]
  • The first addition of the day on Wednesday, Luke Tuch, discusses being chosen by Montreal. [Canadiens.com]
  • José Théodore felt that Yaroslav Askarov would have been a good first-round pick for Montreal. [Journal de Quebec]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Max Domi has signed a two-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. [NHL.com]
  • A common occurrence for teams in the salary-cap era is having their available space reduced by financial commitments to players no longer on the team. [TribLive.com]
  • Kyle Turris will be one of those players for the Nashville Predators for the next eight years. [On The Forecheck]
  • The Predators also traded Nick Bonino to the Minnesota Wild, getting Luke Kunin in return. [OTF | Hockey Wilderness]
  • Matt Murray is now a member of the Ottawa Senators. [Silver Seven | PensBurgh]
  • Behind the scenes of Alex Trebek’s announcement of the Tim Stützle pick. [Sportsnet]
  • Taylor Hall won’t re-sign with the Arizona Coyotes, becoming a free agent on Friday afternoon. [NHL.com]
  • Jesse Puljujarvi rejoins the Edmonton Oilers on a two-year deal. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Anthony Duclair leads the list of players who didn’t receive qualifying offers and now become free agents. [NHL.com]
  • The top RFAs who were qualified by their teams ahead of yesterday’s deadline and now need extensions. [Sportsnet]
  • Unsatisfied with the actions taken by the NHL, the Hockey Diversity Alliance has ended its partnership with the league to act independently. [TSN]