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Wednesday Habs Headlines: NHL Draft moved up to October 6 and 7

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In today’s links, the dates for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft have been readjusted, goaltending tandems are more popular than ever, and who benefits when the grind of the playoffs sets in?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The 2020 NHL Draft, to be held in Montreal, has been moved to October 6 and 7.
  • A number of prominent ex-Canadiens are playing key roles in the conference finals. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Max Domi and Phillip Danault are question marks for the Habs this offseason as Marc Bergevin looks to add more scoring. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Teams are turning to goaltending tandems more than ever. [TSN]
  • As everyone starts to get tired, is there one team that gradually gains an advantage? [Sportsnet]
  • The 2020 Playoffs All-Disappointment Team. [The Athletic]
  • How the Hockey Diversity Alliance is taking on the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • As he prepares to join the QMJHL, 17-year-old Yanic Duplessis is one of the few “out” homosexual players in hockey. [Radio-Canada]
  • Sweden is prioritizing fun for youth hockey in an effort to increase enrollment and retention. [Radio-Canada]
  • 84 NHL-contracted players are currently on loan with European clubs.