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Friday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens’ Spanish Flu-ravaged 1919 Stanley Cup run

In today’s links, the Habs will simulate the remainder of their season using NHL 2020 as the dates and times pop up, remembering the 1919 NHL season, and digging into the EOTP archives.

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Stanley Cup 1902 Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A three-team league reduced to two, an attempted forfeiture of the Stanley Cup finals, and an influenza pandemic. The chaos that was the 1919 NHL season. [The Guardian]
  • The Canadiens are simulating the games that would have been played using EA Sports’ NHL 2020. After back-to-back wins against the eDucks and eKings, the eHabs made it a west coast sweep against the eSharks last night:

Debating the EOTP archives

Around the league and elsewhere

  • If the NHL doesn’t resume this season, have we seen the last of these fifteen names? [The Athletic]
  • The NHL will do all that it can to ensure that teams will play 82-game seasons this year. [TSN]
  • Handing out MVP awards for the seven Canadian teams. [TSN]
  • Who are the top playmakers in the offensive zone? [Sportsnet]
  • NHL teams are preparing for anything while play is suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. [31 Thoughts]
  • Every team except for the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins have announced some form of financial support for their part-time staff. [ProHockeyTalk]