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Saturday Habs Headlines: Gallagher — “There are things that are more important right now than hockey”

In today’s links, Gallagher outlines the steps taken since the coronavirus hit North America, what the Belzile signing means, and what to make of the Arizona Coyotes.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher takes us through the process from the season getting halted, to players trying to get home, to now looking for things to do in isolation. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens rewarded veteran Alex Belzile with a contract extension. [EOTP]
  • Belzile has been an important role model in the AHL, and that couldn’t be said for all of the older players brought in to help the young prospects. [The Athletic]
  • Despite having a not-so-successful season, there were still some bright spots on the Canadiens roster. [RDS]
  • Habs prospect Mattias Norlinder is keeping busy helping deliver supplies to front-line healthcare workers:
  • Send your burning questions to Noah Juulsen, right here:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • With no exact timeline on when seasons are set to resume, sports leagues are opting to broadcast esports events instead. [Yahoo Finance]
  • The Arizona Coyotes had quite the up-and-down season, before the NHL came to a halt. [NBC Sports]
  • Despite pausing the season for now, there are two main reasons why the NHL might still want to award the Stanley Cup. [TSN]
  • Don’t expect to see many changes in the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office next season. [Second City Hockey]
  • The NHL Coaches’ Association is introducing a new mentorship program. [NHL]
  • Now this is one way to say hi: