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Saturday Habs Headlines: A heartbreaking end to the playoffs

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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: