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

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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]