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Sunday Habs Headlines: How will Ryan Poehling respond to the play of Kotkaniemi and Suzuki?

In today’s links, looking close to home for inspiration, alarming COVID-19 results for Wisconsin Badgers, NHL awards announcements, and more.

NHL: JUL 14 Canadiens Training Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Will Ryan Poehling be inspired by the play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jesperi Kotkaniemi to take the next step in his development? [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Montreal has loaned forward Hayden Verbeek to Banska Bystrica HC’05 of the Czech Extraliga. [Canadiens.com]
  • Sam Pollock’s attempt to draft Wayne Gretzky. [TSN]
  • Reviewing Brendan Gallagher’s 2019-20 season. [Canadiens.com]
  • You saw the video of the third overall selection from the 2018 NHL Draft reacting to the video of the event. Now see the player taken in that spot in 2013, Jonathan Drouin, reflect on his big monent:
  • Reflecting on his own situation following Claude Julien’s cardiac episode, Joël Bouchard believes he deals with positive stress as the coach of the Laval Rocket. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Testing of the various athletes attending Cole Caufield’s University of Wisconsin has seen 11% of them test positive for the coronavirus. [Madison.com]
  • If you missed the news yesterday, the Canadiens acquired the rights to Joel Edmundson. We’ll have more today on what he brings to the team. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins cleared a bit of space on a retained-salary trade of Nick Bjugstad. [PensBurgh]
  • Teams with multiple first-round picks could be making moves on the draft floor. [Sportsnet]
  • Many players are opting to start the year in Europe to stay in game shape. As of Friday, this was the list of players to make that choice:
  • Rick Bowness may be staying on as the head coach of the Dallas Stars. [NHL.com]
  • New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello has won the Jim Gregory Award as the general manager of the year. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • One day earlier, the Lady Byng Trophy was awarded to Nathan MacKinnon. [TSN]
  • Before he took the big step into his QMJHL career, forward Yanic Duplessis made a bold one by announcing he was gay. [CBC]