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Friday Habs Headlines: A new start

In today’s links, what Dominique Ducharme brings to the Canadiens, Henrik Lundqvist takes to the ice again, and is Marc-Andre Fleury a Vezina candidate?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Dominique Ducharme’s promotion represents a new start for the Habs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Ducharme era begins with a show of faith in Carey Price. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens simply couldn’t afford to relive last year’s nightmare losing streaks. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Marc Bergevin has now tethered his future with his new coach. [The Athletic]
  • That said, Ducharme is the perfect gamble for the Habs to take right now. [The Athletic]
  • Ducharme is unanimously hailed by ten former players or colleagues. [Radio-Canada]
  • Will it be the younger players, including Jesperi Kotkaniemi, that benefit most from Ducharme’s arrival? [La Presse]
  • Patrik Bexell joins to talk about what Ducharme’s hire means for the Habs.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Henrik Lundqvist is back on the ice and will wait a few months before making a decision on his future. [TSN]
  • Saroya Tinker, a black NWHL player, talks about how important Black Girl Hockey Club is for changing the face of hockey. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • NHLers past and present show that it’s never too late to finish a college degree. [The Athletic]
  • Is Marc-Andre Fleury an early candidate for the Vezina Trophy, and would winning that make him a potential Hall of Famer? [The Hockey News]
  • The KHL notes that it never received a complaint at any time concerning the alleged Artemiy Panarin incident. [ESPN]
  • Another late hit from Tom Wilson? What are the odds?