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Sunday Habs Headlines: Opt-out deadlines, free agency, and other key 2020-21 dates

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In today’s links, more details are released about the season, the World Juniors dials back some tune-up activities, and Jayden Struble has another great game.

NHL: FEB 26 Flyers at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens will play in the “North Division” this season:
  • A small writeup on each member of Team Canada’s National Junior Team, including Kaiden Guhle. [Sportsnet]
  • The best gifts Canadiens players have ever received. [Twitter]
  • Jayden Struble added two points to his season total yesterday, starting with the opening goal:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Players have until December 27 to opt out of the 2020-21 season, and we also know some key transaction deadlines for the new campaign. [Sportsnet]
  • On Sunday some other details were released:
  • In the current plan, free agency will begin on July 28 next year. [TSN]
  • The league will host calls with the Board of Governors and general managers today. [TSN]
  • The San Jose Sharks will play their home games in Arizona. [CBC]
  • Cayden Primeau’s brother, Chayse, is having a great junior season at the University of Nebraska Omaha. [College Hockey News]
  • After news of eight positive tests for Germany, and ongoing issues with Sweden’s staff, there will only be four pre-competition games for the World Juniors, down from the original 10. [TSN]
  • You can see the updated schedule here, and it’s also pinned to our front page. [EOTP]
  • Selecting an all-time lineup for Russia at the World Juniors. [NHL.com]