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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Shelving the blender

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In today’s links, Dominique Ducharme comes under scrutiny, the Montreal Canadiens’ futility was predictable, and the Edmonton Oilers do some soul searching.

NHL: MAY 06 Canadiens at Maple Leafs Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Dominique Ducharme’s line blending is making things more difficult for his squad. [Sportsnet]
  • Predictability, from coaching tendencies to an offensive drought, has surfaced again for the Canadiens in the playoffs. [The Athletic]
  • Carey Price acknowledged that through the first three games, Jack Campbell wasn’t making life easy for the Habs. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s time for the rest of the team to help its goaltender. [RDS]
  • Marc Bergevin has built a defence molded in his own image. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A long-time hockey fan turned off by the excessive violence permeating the game wonders “are there others like me?” [Radio-Canada]
  • NHL officiating is an embarrassment that hockey fans have accepted for too long. [The Athletic]
  • Alex Ovechkin is confident about a new contract with the Washington Capitals. [TSN]
  • Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers are looking to find another gear after another early playoff exit. [TSN]
  • Are big changes in store for the Calgary Flames? [TSN]
  • The AHL names its All-Rookie team. [AHL]
  • Matt Dumba on a year of reflection concerning race and hockey. [The Athletic]
  • Gary Bettman pens an op-ed on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. [NHL.com]