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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Players may be asked to take further pay cut to start season

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In today’s links, negotiations about to begin on making a 2020-21 season viable, Kaiden Guhle attends WJC camp, and the NHL has its first Black assistant general manager.

Dallas Stars v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The NHL may ask the players to take on even more of a salary cut than was agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding during the pandemic pause. [Sportsnet]
  • Since it’s time to start preparing for a new NHL season, Canadiens stength and conditioning coach Patrick Delisle-Houde is getting creative in coming up with regimens for the players. [Canadiens.com | Montreal Gazette]
  • As everyone tries to find a comparison for Kaiden Guhle, he asserts, “I’m my own player.” [La Presse]
  • Guhle and the other members of Team Canada’s World Juniors camp participants hit the ice together yesterday. [NHL.com]
  • The Canadiens have a window of contention with their current group, even if another window may open in the near future. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • In his series evaluating the teams that could serve as Montreal’s division opponents this season, Mathias Brunet profiles the Calgary Flames. [La Presse]
  • The Florida Panthers have hired Brett Patterson as Assistant GM. He’s the first Black man to hold that title in the NHL. [NBC Sports]
  • Bob McKenzie’s new book, Everyday Hockey Heroes Volume II, features a chapter from the first openly transgender profesional hockey player, Jessica Platt. [CBC]
  • Don’t host the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Belarus, say Belarusian athletes. [Twitter]