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Saturday Habs Headlines: A heartbreaking end to the playoffs

In today’s links, looking at the positives despite the loss, this year’s squad’s similarities to the ‘86 team, and the NHL speaks out against Mike Milbury.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Despite the heartbreaking ending, the Canadiens gained more than they lost in their post-season showing this year. [Sportsnet]
  • This year’s iteration of the Canadiens bears a lot of similarities to the 1986 Montreal squad. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Flyers coach Alain Vigneault didn’t take back his comments about Brendan Gallagher. [NBC Sports]
  • GM Marc Bergevin expressed his discontent with those comments. [Sportsnet]
  • Who could the Leafs potentially trade for on the Canadiens? [Pension Plan Puppets]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL released a statement rebuking Mike Milbury. [NHL]
  • In light of Mike Milbury’s questionable opinions, do we still need people like him in hockey media? [The Athletic]
  • Washington fans may have witnessed Braden Holtby’s last game in a Capitals jersey. [ESPN]
  • The Calgary Flames’ shocking playoff exit may signal that changes are on the horizon for that team. [CBC]
  • How will the Winnipeg Jets manoeuvre through their tough contract situation? [Sportsnet]
  • Some unfortunate news for Brandon Dubinsky and the Blue Jackets: