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Montreal is happy to be the underdog with Price and the kids, Hamilton given permission to speak to other teams, Gallant named coach of the Rangers, teams and players begin to ponder free agency, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens are comfortable in their status as underdogs against Las Vegas. [CBC]
  • Carey Price is among the candidates for this year’s Conn Smythe. [The Hockey News]
  • Price may be holding down the fort, but the young guns are leading the charge. [Canadiens]
  • Among the four remaining teams, who is each team’s underrated player? [Yahoo Sports]
  • A few years in, the Pacioretty trade is still an all-around winner. [NBC Sports | The Athletic]
  • The Trois-Rivières Lions will name their first head coach today. [TVA]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Lou Lamoriello made some expensive additions at the deadline, but it seems to be paying out. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The OHL is one of the leagues which can expect to be back in action in some form or another at the end of the summer in Ontario. [CBC]
  • The Islanders took everything they learned from last season’s heartbreak and are channeling it now. [NHL]
  • The New York Rangers hire Gerard Gallant. [Yahoo Sports | Sportsnet | NHL | CBC]
  • Nazem Kadri attacked on social media for his race and religion following support for the victims of the Muslim family killed in London, Ontario. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The HEROS program is working to change hockey culture a few kids at a time. [Sportsnet]
  • The Calgary Flames hire Kirk Muller as their next attempt at improvement. [TSN]
  • Pekka Rine wins the King Clancy. [Sportsnet | NBC Sports]
  • Winnipeg’s lack of defensive depth bit them hard in the playoffs, so will they be addressing it during the off season? [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of the Jets, would shopping Kyle Connor be worth it if the return was one of those defensemen they need? [The Hockey News]
  • Dougie Hamilton has been given permission to speak to other teams ahead of free agency. [Sportsnet]
  • Breaking down which teams would be the best fit for Hamilton. [NBC Sports | The Hockey News]
  • The Bruins liked what they saw from Taylor Hall, and want to see what he would do with them over a whole year. [NHL]
  • The hockey program in Belarus is beginning to bear fruit. [The Hockey News]