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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Learning lessons

In today’s links, the head coach says that the Habs need to retain what was learned on their road trip, Cole Caufield’s NHL debut is dissected, and the Seattle Kraken draw closer to reality.

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NHL: APR 26 Canadiens at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Dominique Ducharme believes that the team must learn lessons from its Alberta road trip. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • In Cole Caufield, does Montreal finally have a first-rounder worthy of the name? [La Presse]
  • Jake Evans proved to be an unsung hero in a critical victory over the Calgary Flames. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Keeping Evans and Caufield in the lineup will be difficult with salary cap troubles looming and Jonathan Drouin or Paul Byron poised to return. [The Athletic]
  • Nonetheless, Dave Poulin thinks that the team needs to find someway to make Caufield a part of the stretch run. [TSN (Video)]
  • Auston Matthews is looking forward to “playoff hockey” when the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Canadiens on Wednesday night. [La Presse]
  • Andrew Shaw’s tenure in Montreal bridged two different chapters of Marc Bergevin’s stewardship. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “I’m just happy I’m still alive.” Marco Rossi talks about fighting COVID-19-associated myocarditis. [The Athletic]
  • The Athletic holds the latest in a series of mock expansion drafts for the Seattle Kraken—but this one is starting to feel real. [The Athletic]
  • Nine teams with serious decisions to make ahead of the expansion draft. [Sportsnet]
  • What the NHL’s new TV deal with Turner Sports means for the league. [31 Thoughts]
  • Is Patrick Marleau a Hall of Famer? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The NHL could adjust the playoffs in light of potential additional COVID-19 related travel restrictions in Canada. [TSN]