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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens well prepared to deal with a flat salary cap next season

In today’s links, the Habs’ cap space leaves them well positioned if the salary cap doesn’t grow, Groupe CH announces temporary layoffs, and the league is now making contingency plans for hockey in August.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs are well positioned to deal with a reduced or flat salary cap ceiling for next season. [Sportsnet]
  • Groupe CH is temporarily laying off 60% of its staff. The organization also announced a 6 million dollar fund to support laid off workers over the next eight weeks.
  • Phillip Danault is starting a new training regimen at home, encouraged by a new personal trainer.
  • Brendan Gallagher is doing ... something else:
  • Welcome to Montreal Madness.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL has asked teams to prepare potential August arena dates. [TSN]
  • The NHL has instructed its players and team staff to self-quarantine for another 10 days. [Sportsnet]
  • The top 11 purely hypothetical NHL compliance buyout candidates. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL will cut salaries for league office staff by 25%. [TSN]
  • Andre Tourigny laments a lost season for a juggernaut Ottawa 67’s team. [TSN]
  • What is the best recent Stanley Cup playoff rivalry game? []
  • Few women hold jobs in hockey operations at the NHL level. Seven of them work for the Philadelphia Flyers. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]