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Saturday Habs Headlines: Time for Ducharme to prove his mettle

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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]