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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Julien — Jake Evans “gets to showcase himself from here on in”

In today’s links, Nate Thompson’s departure is Jake Evans’s opportunity, the playoffs are not mathematically impossible yet for the Habs, and assessing the Trade Deadline after the dust has settled.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien has a lot of confidence in Jake Evans, restored to the roster after Nate Thompson’s departure. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Julien vows that the Canadiens will keep getting better. [Montreal Gazette]
  • For Evans, this is his real NHL audition. [La Presse]
  • The playoffs are improbable, but not impossible for the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • What, precisely, is Marc Bergevin’s recipe for success? [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • What are the Florida Panthers trying to do? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Why Tyson Barrie wasn’t dealt by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the deadline. [Sportsnet]
  • Justin Bourne’s Thoughts: why the Edmonton Oilers feel poised to make a run. [The Athletic]
  • Joe Thornton was disappointed that he wasn’t moved to a contender. [Sportsnet]
  • Pierre LeBrun wraps up what did and what didn’t happen on Trade Deadline day. [The Athletic]
  • From a player perspective, five winners and five losers of the deadline. [The Hockey News]
  • Fans with season or single-game tickets for the expansion Seattle NHL franchise will not have to pay for public transportation. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Pre-tournament games for the upcoming Women’s World Hockey Championships will be held across Nova Scotia. [The Chronicle Herald]

The wide world of sports

  • In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Dick Pound says that the IOC has three months to decide whether or not the Tokyo Olympics should be cancelled. [TSN]