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Thursday Habs Headlines: The pressure builds after another coaching change

In today’s links, expectations are even higher after another coaching change, Ylönen’s transition to the AHL, COVID may have players appreciating hockey, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The abrupt dismissal of Stéphane Waite shows just how quickly Marc Bergevin will make a move in a shortened NHL season. [CBC]
  • Expectations are even higher on Bergevin, and now Carey Price, with the most recent coaching change. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens organization is starting to feel like a season of Survivor. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Otto Leskinen and Joël Bouchard helped ease Jesse Ylönen’s transition on and off the ice.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • For the first time in his nine seasons, Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights. [NHL]
  • NHL COVID restrictions are helping players appreciate hockey more. [CBC]
  • The WHL announced the East Division schedule for the 2020-21 season which is set to begin on Friday, March 12. [Western Hockey League]
  • Ilya Mikheyev seems to be checking all the boxes to be beloved by the Maple Leafs, fans and media alike. [Sportsnet]
  • While there’s still work to be done, the NHL is showing signs of progress when it comes to diversity. [Yahoo Sports]