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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Hoping for Harris

In today’s links, Jordan Harris enters his final year in the NCAA, Marc Denis chairs a committee on hockey in Quebec, and are the Vancouver Canucks on the cusp of change?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jordan Harris’s future plans remain in the balance, as the defender finishes his final NCAA year. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Paging Geoff Molson: is there anyone in the owner’s suite? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Former Hab Marc Denis will chair a Quebec provincial government committee investigating the future of hockey in the province. [La Presse]
  • Arber Xhekaj has been a bright spot for the Canadiens organization this year. [A Winning Habit]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Dion Phaneuf has announced his retirement after 14 NHL seasons. [TSN]
  • Fenway Sports Group, the owners of the Boston Red Sox, are reportedly nearing a deal to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins. [TSN | The Athletic]
  • Why the IIHF is hopeful to introduce 3-on-3 Olympic hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Are changes in store for the struggling Vancouver Canucks? [TSN]
  • A deep dive into Jim Benning’s draft history as Canucks GM. [The Hockey News]
  • Former AHL coach Clark Donatelli has been indicted on four counts of sexual assault. [Sportsnet]
  • Corey Pronman: NHL prospects I was wrong about, the 2021-22 edition. [The Athletic]
  • What is behind Alex Ovechkin’s hot start to the season? [The Athletic]
  • Way-too-early picks for the 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame class. [ESPN]