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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Price Returns to Montreal

Price returns to Montreal, COVID cases rise, prospects, a conversation with members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Kesesel, Pavelski and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The results of the draft lottery make the prospect of Alexs Lafreniere in a Habs jersey more possible than they had been before. [Sportsnet]
  • Breaking down the best draft years of each NHL team, including the Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Prospect Mattias Norlinder shows off some serious skills against Henrik Lundqvist in training. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Hockey Diversity Alliance members Matt Dumba, Evander Kane, Wayne Simmonds, Trevor Daley, Anthony Duclair, Nazem Kadri, Joel Ward, Akim Aliu, and Chris Stewart talk about economic struggles and racism which make hockey a challenging sport for Black players and players of other minorities, and how that needs to change. [NHL | YouTube]
  • 26 total players have tested positive for COVID-19, 15 since camps have opened. [Yahoo | TSN | NHL | CBC]
  • But despite that, the league is continuing with planing for opening. [Sportsnet]
  • There is still no final decision on the NHL hub cities. [TSN]
  • Red Wings cancel their September prospect tournament as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. [NHL]
  • Despite the truncated and strange season, Joe Pavelski found a home in Dallas. [The Hockey News]
  • Looking back on the reasons behind the Penguins’ decision to trade Phil Kessel a year later. [The Athletic]