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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Time to start thinking outside the box

In today’s links, the Habs power play needs radical change, Jayden Struble and Joshua Roy draw plaudits, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi prepares for his return to Montreal.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs power play could benefit from radical change. [Sportsnet]
  • “What happened was absolutely a Shakespearean tragedy.” Aaron Ward talks about the Canadiens defeat to the New York Rangers. [CTV Montreal]
  • Jayden Struble’s combination of grace and force make him one of the sport’s most unique prospects. [EP Rinkside]
  • Joshua Roy was named to the CHL Team of the Week. [CHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Should the NHL create salary cap exemptions as a reward for teams that are doing all that they can to prevent COVID-19? [32 Thoughts]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi looks back fondly on his time in Montreal. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes forward thinks that his eventual return to the Bell Centre will be “a blast.” [ESPN]
  • Mike Bossy has announced that he has lung cancer. [Sportsnet]
  • Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended two games for head-butting Lawson Crouse. [NHL.com]
  • Re-ranking the 2020 NHL Entry Draft class. [The Athletic]
  • Why NHL players and teams are agreeing to more long-term contracts. [The Athletic]
  • An all-female officiating team worked a BCHL game for the first time in league history. [CBC]