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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Max Domi explains his decision to play

In today’s links, Max Domi talks about his health, his safety, and his desire to compete, the NHL is set to reveal what hub city life will look like, and asking whether to win or play the lottery.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Domi describes why he decided to report to camp. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Domi is confident that he will be as safe as anyone else in the bubble. [Sportsnet | Montreal Gazette]
  • He made it clear that he was speaking only for himself, and that other diabetics should not necessarily follow his lead. []
  • The Canadiens forward is thankful for the precautions and safety measures put into place. [TSN]
  • Domi’s decision may not be the most practical from strictly a health perspective, but his competitive fire provides a reminder of why we love hockey so much. [The Athletic]
  • The Habs are, by the standings, the easiest opponent in the qualifying round. But will goaltending be the great equalizer? [The Hockey News]
  • Alexander Romanov will complete his quarantine in Toronto before joining the team. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL is set to unveil what “hub city life” will look like. [TSN]
  • Details are surfacing on how players will live in Edmonton. [The Athletic]
  • NBC and Sportsnet have revealed their TV schedules for Return to Play. [ProHockeyTalk | Sportsnet]
  • Tuukka Rask is recovering from a fractured finger but says he’ll be ready for the qualifying round. []
  • Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon, and Artemi Panarin are this season’s Hart Trophy finalists. []
  • NHL goalies are struggling to regain their groove after a four-month layoff. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • To win, or to play the lottery? Looking at the odds for the sixteen qualifying round teams. [The Athletic]
  • Jay Bouwmeester, who collapsed against the Anaheim Ducks on February 11, will not be joining the St. Louis Blues for the resumption of the season. [TSN]
  • The OHL’s new director of cultural diversity is ready to get to work. [The Hockey News]
  • CCM and Akim Aliu are partnering to promote inclusion and diversity in youth hockey. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • “What’s in a name?” Why it’s important to talk about changing certain logos and team names. [The Nelson Daily]