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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Primed for playoff success?

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In today’s links, some are starting to look ahead to the Habs in the playoffs, Michael Frolik talks about making his debut, and looking at the trade market for both Taylor Hall and goaltending help.

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Three reasons that the Habs are primed for playoff success. [The Daily Hive]
  • We have reached a point where it is arguably more difficult for the Canadiens to miss the playoffs than to make them. [Radio-Canada]
  • Michael Frolik was very excited to make his Habs debut. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It’s been a whirlwind few days for Cole Caufield, fresh off signing his first NHL contract. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tyler Toffoli skated on Tuesday, but won’t be returning to the lineup for a few days yet. [TSN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How would Taylor Hall fit with the Islanders, Leafs, or Bruins? [Sportsnet]
  • What does the short- and long-term goaltender market look like? [Sportsnet]
  • “It can be a nightmare”: the inside story on what happens when NHL players get traded. [The Athletic]
  • The IIHF wants to harmonize its rules with those of the NHL. This would mean fighting would no longer be punished by an automatic game misconduct at the international level—a notion not sitting well with some. [La Presse]
  • How do the Buffalo Sabres compare with the worst teams in sports history? [Radio-Canada]
  • Don’t look now, but Alex Ovechkin, after being 12 back on March 12, is now within 5 in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy. [RMNB]