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

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. []
  • 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]