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Friday Habs Headlines: The (re)emergence of Ryan Poehling

In today’s links, Ryan Poehling is resetting his trajectory back toward the NHL, Cole Caufield is a Hobey Baker finalist, and Patrik Laine’s scoring drought.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It’s been a long road since his exposive NHL debut, but Ryan Poehling is starting to round into an NHL-level player. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Stu Cowan says that .500 hockey would probably get the Habs into the playoffs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cole Caufield is one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. [RDS | Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Risers and fallers of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. [The Athletic]
  • Dr. Isaac Bogoch fields questions on when youth sports might return to normal in Canada. [The Athletic]
  • Julien BriseBois recently donated $75,000 to the Université de Montréal Carabins women’s hockey team. But does this underpin a current lack of sustainability for university sports? [Radio-Canada]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are apparently looking to add another forward. [RDS]
  • Without Evgeni Malkin, Kasperi Kapanen, and Jason Zucker, the Pens are just focusing on keeping it simple. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • What’s wrong with Patrik Laine? [Sportsnet]
  • Although they broke an 18-game winless drought, the Buffalo Sabres are still on pace to being one of the worst teams in recent memory. [Sportsnet]