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Saturday Habs Headlines: Time for Ducharme to prove his mettle

In today’s links, it’s now or never for the Canadiens’ head coach, where the Prime Minister’s loyalties lie, and what to look forward to in this year’s NHL playoffs.

NHL: MAY 05 Canadiens at Senators Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • This post-season is coach Dominique Ducharme’s opportunity to prove why he deserves to keep his position. [Sportsnet]
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it loud and clear that he’s rooting for the Canadiens during their first round matchup against the Leafs. [TSN 690]
  • Though the Toronto Maple Leafs will pose a tough challenge in the playoffs, there are still reasons to be optimistic about the Habs. [RDS]
  • Tyler Toffoli knows exactly what it takes to win the Stanley Cup and he’s determined to help the Canadiens win it all. [La Presse]
  • Habs alumni Steve Shutt is enjoying his post-hockey life and reminisced about his on-ice accomplishments. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • What can fans expect from this year’s NHL playoffs? [The Ringer]
  • David Perron’s veteran presence and consistent play has made him a core part of the St. Louis Blues. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • The Max Pacioretty trade is working out nicely for the Las Vegas Golden Knights as well. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
  • Despite a lack of support from the NHL, the PWHPA still intends to move forward with a more sustained professional woman’s hockey league. [ESPN]
  • With the pandemic having changed the NHL’s usual regular season format, the league has decided to not award conference trophies this season. [The Score]