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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The Jekyll and Hyde Canadiens

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In today’s links, the bad version of the Habs surfaced at the worst possible time, Claude Julien is recovering well, and the hockey world mourns the loss of Dale Hawerchuk.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The 24th-ranked version of the Montreal Canadiens surfaced for the first time in the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • The Flyers have found a way to completely blanket the Habs’ offence. [TSN]
  • Carey Price can be much better than what his regular season stats showed this year, and he’s proving that in the playoffs. [The Hockey News]
  • Price’s family is watching on from a continent away. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Claude Julien’s recovery is going well, says Kirk Muller. [TSN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Dale Hawerchuk has passed away at the age of 57. [TSN]
  • Hawerchuk was quietly brilliant for both the Winnipeg Jets and Team Canada when they needed him most. [Sportsnet]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin isn’t letting up even with the uncertainty caused by Covid-19. [La Presse]
  • Ryan O’Reilly: the league’s most unique defensive centre. [The Athletic]
  • What’s the best course of action when a player breaks his or her stick? [The Athletic]
  • What can the New York Rangers expect from Alexis Lafreniere in year one? [The Athletic]
  • Latvia wishes to remove Belarus as co-hosts of the 2021 men’s hockey World Championships. The IIHF is staying mum for now. [CTV]