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Friday Habs Headlines: Tomas Tatar wants to emulate Pavol Demitra by giving back to the community

In today’s links, Tomas Tatar talks about the legacy of Pavol Demitra in their shared home region, Daniel Carcillo and Garrett Taylor drag the seedy underbelly of hockey culture into the light, and what happens in Buffalo now?

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Great Britain v Slovakia: Group A - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia Photo by Dean Woolley/MB Media/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Pavol Demitra’s legacy continues to live on in fellow Trencin-area native Tomas Tatar. [NHLPA]
  • Jonathan Drouin has an opportunity to become what the Canadiens always needed. [The Athletic]
  • Guy Carbonneau has been elected into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, along with boxer Lucian Bute and cross-country skier Alex Harvey. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Daniel Carcillo and Garrett Taylor have launched a lawsuit against the CHL and all of the leagues under its umbrella, alleging that players were “routinely victims to hazing, bullying, physical and verbal harassment, physical assault, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.” (warning: links may contain disturbing descriptions) [The Hockey News | TSN | CBC]
  • How will the NHL handle any positive tests for Covid-19? [TSN]
  • Hockey can “raise the conversation” about racial justice. []
  • What comes next for the Buffalo Sabres after their major course change? [Sportsnet]
  • Elliotte Friedman breaks down the races for the major awards. [31 Thoughts]
  • Over the last decade, NHL GMs have only received a quarter of the on-ice performance they paid for when signing unrestricted free agents. [The Athletic]
  • Kevin Shattenkirk chose to take less term and less money to sign with the New York Rangers on day 1 of unrestricted free agency. It hasn’t worked out as planned. [The Athletic]
  • Lias Andersson has elected to remain in Sweden rather than return to the Rangers. [Sportsnet]
  • Six players who could enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020. [Sportsnet]
  • If fans cannot return to arenas, the upcoming WHL season may be in jeopardy. [CBC]
  • NHL coaches have never had so much time to prepare for a known upcoming opponent. [Radio-Canada]