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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Facing the Penguins represents a “second chance,” says Shea Weber

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In today’s links, Shea Weber is looking forward to taking on Pittsburgh, Erik Gudbranson speaks up about his friendship with Mark Fraser, and the NHL enters Phase 2 of its Return to Play program.

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Shea Weber says that the Habs have a “second chance” in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. [NHL.com]
  • The Canadiens blue-liner is proud of his ability to return to top form. [Radio-Canada]
  • Weber’s Masterton nomination highlights how the team needs to manage and pace their captain’s workload. [The Athletic]
  • As the NHL enters Phase 2 of their Return to Play program, Weber says he’ll stay in B.C. to get ready for the resumption of the season. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Fear kept Erik Gudbranson from speaking up in racial matters. It won’t anymore. [Sportsnet]
  • Anson Carter outlines how race affected his NHL career. [Sportsnet]
  • Nazem Kadri calls on the NHL to voice pre-emptive support for any player who chooses to protest before games. [TSN]
  • Ottawa Senators fans have lost hope in Eugene Melnyk. Now what? [The Athletic]
  • In light of the Canadian government’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for all individuals entering the country, the Calgary Flames are looking into U.S. sites for their training camp. [Sportsnet]
  • Now that the NHL has entered Phase 2, when could Phases 3 and 4 begin? [TSN]
  • How will players reach game shape while minimalizing injury risk? [The Athletic]
  • A scout, an executive, and a coach pick their play-in round winners. [The Athletic]
  • Was it over the line in 2004? Steve Dangle looks at the closest a Canadian team has come to winning the Stanley Cup since 1993. [Sportsnet]