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Thursday Habs Headlines: The pressure builds after another coaching change

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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]