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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Setting the lines against the Penguins

In today’s links, what will the Canadiens’ lineup look like when the season returns? Matt Murray isn’t looking past the 24th ranked team in the NHL, and the Hockey Hall of Fame prepares to select the class of 2020.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • What is the most likely lineup for the Habs against the Pittsburgh Penguins? [Sportsnet]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi is on his way back to North America. [Helsingin Sanomat (Finnish)]
  • “They are a great team.” Matt Murray is not looking past the Canadiens. [TSN]
  • Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher figure prominently on Dom Luszczyszyn’s list of best draft selections in the salary cap era. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Without fans in the arena, TV broadcasters will have to resort to technology to shape the viewer experience. [Sportsnet]
  • Pittsburgh and Dallas are out of the running as potential hub cities for the NHL’s return. [TSN]
  • How Stephen Johns clawed his way back to the NHL after being sidelined for 22 months post-concussion syndrome. [The Athletic]
  • Having waited for almost a quarter century, could the time be right for Doug Wilson to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame? [TSN]
  • Former teammate Jason Spezza says Daniel Alfredsson deserves to be in the Hall. [TSN]
  • Jarome Iginla’s enshrinement should be just a formality, says Frank Seravalli. [TSN]
  • Six months after being diagnosed with cancer, Oskar Lindblom is skating with his Philadelphia Flyer teammates. [TSN|Broad Street Hockey]