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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The Jekyll and Hyde Canadiens

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]