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Tuesday Habs Headlines: First Things First

Jeff Petry is the Habs’ top priority, who stays and who goes this offseason in Montreal, scouting in the time of COVID-19, salary cap woes, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jeff Petry needs a new contract, and Montreal needs to sign him. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs have some choices ahead of them this offseason, but unlike many other teams, they can afford to pick and chose. So who might stay, and who might leave? [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The frozen salary cap is going to force a number of teams to get creative to get under the limit. [TSN]
  • The Maple Leafs are likely one of the teams who will be busy this offseason. [Sportsnet]
  • The Quebec International Peewee Tournament, which was to be held in February of 2021, has been canceled. [CBC]
  • With so many tournaments canceled due to COVID-19, the scouts who otherwise would have been busy scouting juniors and NCAA hockey have turned their attention to the skaters in the bubble. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL bubble remains COVID-19 free for the fifth week. [NBC Sports]