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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Weighing In

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With the first Habs/Leafs playoff series in 42 years coming up, members of the 1993 teams reminisce about the series that almost was, what KK’s position in practice can tell us about the mindset of the Habs, Danielle Goyette joins the Leafs’ staff, McDavid’s transformation and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It has been a long time since the Habs and Leafs have met in the playoffs — and former players of both teams are excited to see what happens. [Yahoo Sports | TSN]
  • Jonas Worth from You Can Play talks about performative allyship, and how to better support the LGBTQ community, which was part of a longer conversation he had with Marc Dumont and Nick Suzuki. [Twitter | Youtube]
  • Previewing the Leafs/Habs series. [TSN (video) | TSN ]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi appears to be one of the odd men out in the last two practices, but while Ducharme has stressed that it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be out of the lineup in game one, the situation, and Kotkaniemi’s attitude about, can give insight into how the Habs are approaching what’s to come. [The Athletic]
  • Gallagher and Price returned to the AHL for the first time in some time in order to get a game in before the playoffs start. [Yahoo Sports]
  • It’s the first time in 42 years that the Habs and Leafs have met in the playoffs, but it almost happened in 1993 — a might-have-been that members of both teams remember quite clearly. [The Athletic]
  • The Laval Rocket had a fantastic season, and Marc Dumont talked to members of the team and staff about it. [Twitter]
  • Tyler Toffoli scored a lot of goals this season, check out all 28 of them! [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The first ever series between the two Florida teams promises fireworks, if the first game was anything to go by. [Yahoo Sports | NHL |
  • Sam Bennett suspended for one game following his hit on Blake Coleman. [TSN]
  • Danielle Goyette joins Hayley Wickenheiser as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ player development department. [NHL | Yahoo Sports]
  • Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight, and Team Adidas finish first at the end of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) Dream Gap Tour. [Yahoo Sports]
  • A civil lawsuit has been filed against Jake Virtanen. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • For Mike Smith, this shot at the cup means everything. [NHL]
  • a couple of adorable GOATs came to Jets practice with Mark Scheifele. [ESPN]
  • Connor McDavid transformed himself between the playoff bubble and this year’s playoffs — and no, though he has put up a remarkable season in points, it wasn’t his offensive game he worked on. [The Athletic]