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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens may be able to play in Montreal

In today’s links, the Bell Centre may host NHL hockey once more, though Bettman still has plenty of details to figure out, and the team hopes for a bounce-back from Joel Edmundson.

Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Despite the lockdown, Premier Legault believes hockey could still be played in Montreal. [Montreal Gazette | Journal de Montreal]
  • As is the case with Josh Anderson, Marc Bergevin is hoping last season was an outlier for Joel Edmundson. [Montreal Gazette]
  • As Canadiens history shows, there isn’t a strong correlation between being named to a World Juniors team and making it to the NHL. [La Presse]
  • Olympic gold medalist and Montreal PWHPA player Mélodie Daoust will be part of TVA Sports’ broadcast crew this year. [TVA Sports]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Gary Bettman confirmed a lot of the details reported about the start of the NHL season, including realignment, but four weeks out he still doesn’t know if teams will be playing in their home cities or hubs. []
  • Our Julian McKenzie spoke to Bob McKenzie about hockey culture. [The WaterBoys Podcast]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers could be a good team in 2020-21. Or they could be bad. [NBC Sports]
  • Jaromir Jagr had an assist to begin his 33rd season of professional hockey. []