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Friday Habs Headlines: Steady Eddy

In today’s links, Joel Edmundson gets some time in the spotlight, Dominique Ducharme talks about Alexander Romanov, and the Hart Trophy nominees are announced.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Joel Edmundson has been the backbone of the Canadiens defence. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Better late than never, as Toronto mayor John Tory fulfills his side of a bet with Montreal mayor Valerie Plante. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens are finally a four-line team, with each trio playing a different role. [The Athletic]
  • The Price is Right once again in this year’s playoffs. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Dominique Ducharme loves Alexander Romanov’s future. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Jeff Petry and Jon Merrill are still absent from practice. [Radio-Canada]
  • Both semifinals will be David and Goliath matchups. [TSN]
  • Guy Lafleur is helping fellow cancer patients with the help of an old friend: Stanley. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “We lost to a team 18 million over the cap.” Dougie Hamilton is not pleased about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s success. [The Athletic]
  • Assistant coach Brad Larsen will be the Columbus Blue Jackets’ new bench boss. [ESPN]
  • The paradox of being a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes on a deeper meaning for the First Nations of Ontario. [The Walrus]
  • Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, and Auston Matthews are this year’s nominees for the Hart Memorial Trophy. [Sportsnet]
  • Jake Virtanen denies allegations of sexual assault in court documents. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s a copycat league, but it might be very difficult to replicate what the New York Islanders have done. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Six star trade candidates who might dominate summer conversation. [Sportsnet]
  • Kirk Muller has been hired by the Calgary Flames as an associate coach. [Sportsnet]