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Sunday Habs Headlines: Barry Trotz — “You can be in the 12 spot and you have a chance to win the Stanley Cup”

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In today’s links, Trotz lauds the parity of the NHL and why that will lead to a “fantastic” playoff format,

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Because of the parity that exists in the NHL, Barry Trotz believes the 12th seeds in each conference have realistic shots at claiming the Stanley Cup. [NHL.com]
  • The roster size for the playoff format was initially expected to be 28, but the official number is still to be determined. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens had perfected the power play in the mid-50s. Then the NHL changed the rules. [NHL.com]
  • How Jayden Struble’s comments helped spark the conversation between him and his mother about how racism has impacted him throughout his life. [The Athletic]
  • The Canadiens rank first on a list of the all-time greatest NHL dynasties. Also fifth and 10th. [World Atlas]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The GTHL has information on penalties assessed for using racial slurs on the ice, but chooses to keep that data private. [TSN]
  • Matt Dumba says that is a backward policy that puts the related stress on the wrong side:
  • Nazem Kadri shared similar thoughts:
  • Jarome Iginla shared his thoughts and feelings on the events of the past few weeks. [TSN]
  • Kim Davis, the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact, hopes the players who have taken unprecedented steps to speak up on social media will continue to do so in the months and years ahead. [TSN]
  • Cooper Marody, a player in the Edmonton Oilers organization, will release a song honouring the life of Colby Cave:
  • Sarah Nurse wants more prominence for Canada’s Black history. [Sportsnet]
  • EA Sports is taking steps to be much more strict with hateful comments: