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Saturday Habs Headlines: Stephane Waite blindsided by his firing

In today’s links, former goalie coach Stephane Waite didn’t expect to be fired, Guy Lafleur’s charity efforts and Brent Seabrook is calling it a career.

New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens - Game Five Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Former goalie coach Stephane Waite didn’t expect to get relieved of his duties and is disappointed that he wasn’t able to realize his childhood dream. [98.5]
  • Despite his dismissal however, Waite is still confident that Carey Price will return to form. [TSN 690]
  • Though the Canadiens seem to be tweaking their play style under their new coach, it hasn’t helped them gain ground in the standings. [Sportsnet]
  • Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur is lending his support to a charity fundraiser that is close to his heart. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Rocket head coach Joël Bouchard is paying extra attention to his goaltenders, who are currently coach-less since Marco Marciano was called to join the main club’s coaching staff. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey will forever be intertwined with the Gretzkys and losing Walter Gretzky is a great loss not only for the sport, but a country as well. [Sportsnet]
  • Brent Seabrook is hanging up his skates after playing 15 seasons in the NHL. [Second City Hockey]
  • Vancouver Canucks fans weren’t too inspired by GM Jim Benning’s press conference. [Canucks Army]
  • Support continues to grow for the creation of a professional women’s hockey league backed by the NHL. [Toronto Star]
  • What type of effect has Covid-19 had on the NHL season so far? [FiveThirtyEight]
  • Our condolences go out to the entire Pavelich family: