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Friday Habs Headlines: How the 1987 Entry Draft Forged a Stanley Cup

In today’s links, looking back at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, was Guy Carbonneau’s departure the worst trade in Habs history, and will there be a 2020-21 NHL season?

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1993 Stanley Cup Final - Game Five - Los Angeles Kings v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, Mathieu Schneider. How 1987 paved the way for 1993. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Worst trades in Habs history: Guy Carbonneau exits in 1994. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cole Caufield is “really excited” about being part of the Habs organization. [Sportsnet (Video)]
  • Molson Coors and the Montreal Canadiens are continuing their partnership. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHLPA is weighing its options—legal and otherwise—in the event that the NHL season is cancelled. [TSN]
  • Multiple NHL teams are apparently investigating playing home games in outdoor arenas in an effort to allow fans to watch. [The Athletic]
  • The release of a vaccine will not mark an immediate return to normal for NHL teams when it comes to spectators. [Radio-Canada]
  • Alexis Lafreniere will not be released by the New York Rangers for Team Canada’s World Juniors team. [TSN]
  • Neither will Jack Hughes for Team USA. [Sportsnet]
  • Tim Stützle will be attending though, and he’s not about to let an injury hinder his participation. [Sportsnet]
  • Who is potentially on the free agent market in 2021? [The Athletic]
  • How defencemen have changed the NHL’s offensive landscape. [TSN]
  • Cal Petersen of the Los Angeles Kings used his pandemic down time to earn a college degree. [LA Kings Insider]