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Friday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens’ expansion draft options

Shall he stay or shall he go? In today’s links, the Habs have decisions to make with Seattle poised to enter the league, the NHL and NHLPA continue negotiations for the 2021 season, and wondering what the schedule for next season could look like.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs have some difficult decisions to make when it comes to the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. [The Hockey Writers]
  • How are some members of the Canadiens affected by the latest escrow rumblings? [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Salary deferral is in the spotlight as the NHL and NHLPA continue to negotiate. [The Athletic]
  • The players are not happy about the NHL’s newest proposals. [Sportsnet]
  • What sacrifices have to be made to green-light the 2021 NHL season, and is there a financial case for not playing it at all? [La Presse]
  • What could the schedule look like? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Ottawa Senators hope that Evgenii Dadonov can jolt their power play to life. [TSN]
  • Laurence Sullivan, a former crew official who worked Tampa Bay Lightning games, is alleging that the NHL fired him for reporting a colleague who for years used racist and sexually charged language while working for the league. [TSN]
  • German soccer star Lukas Podolski helped sell 100,000 virtual tickets for his local DEL team Kolner Haie. Now he has to suit up for them. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The IIHF may be moving the 2021 World Championships away from Minsk, Belarus.