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Wednesday Habs Headlines: “We’re all in this together. Please stay home to keep everyone safe.”

The Canadiens are doing their part in the community as Quebec and Canada faces off against the coronavirus, marking 65 years since the Richard Riot, and a possible resumption to the season in July?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens have a message for everyone in the face of the coronavirus pandemic:
  • The Habs are also encouraging people to donate blood if able:
  • And the team has provided 13,000 pounds of food to those in need at this time:
  • Brendan Gallagher is proving to be one of the best chance-generators in the game. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens are chasing CSKA forward Konstantin Okulov. [The Athletic]
  • March 17 was the 65th anniversary of the Richard Riot.

The hockey world and beyond

  • Hayley Wickenheiser believes that the Tokyo Olympics should not go ahead as scheduled:
  • Ranking all of the possible playoff formats that the NHL could adopt in the event that the 2019-20 season resumes. [The Athletic]
  • The KHL playoffs have been suspended until April 10. [KHL (English)]
  • The QMJHL has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season. Playoff seedings will be determined via point percentage. [QMJHL]
  • The IIHF has cancelled the Division I World Championship tournaments. No decision has yet been made regarding the main 2020 World Championships. [IIHF]
  • This is a chance for NHL eSports to take the spotlight. [The Hockey News]
  • The AHL’s Utica Comets are selling “Puck the Virus” t-shirts to raise money for their employees. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Martin Brodeur with the St. Louis Blues, Mats Sundin with the Vancouver Canucks, Guy Lafleur with the Quebec Nordiques. In light of Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots organization, looking at NHL legends who ended their careers in strange places. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The players and NHL are in talks about a season potentially concluding in September: