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Friday Habs Headlines: The story of Nick Suzuki

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In today’s links, Nick Suzuki’s journey to the top of the Canadiens’ roster, how the Habs pivoted from Game 1 to Game 2, and serious allegations are made against the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

Montreal Canadiens v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Two Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki: the Habs centre of the future. [Sportsnet]
  • Was it gamesmanship to hint that Jeff Petry might not be available for game 2? Dominique Ducharme says no. [Sportsnet]
  • What is a subconjunctival hemorrhage? The story behind Petry’s eyes. [The Athletic]
  • Offence from defence is proving to be key in these semifinals. [TSN]
  • What did the Canadiens do differently from game 1 to game 2? [TSN (Video)]
  • When the Habs have needed a big goal, it’s been Joel Armia who’s stepped up. [The Athletic]
  • Cole Caufield has a big fan—in every sense—in J.J. Watt. [ESPN]
  • Cédric Desruisseaux, recently signed by the Laval Rocket, has won the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy given to the QMJHL MVP. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Content warning: Chicago Blackhawks senior management allegedly refused to file a report to Chicago police during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs after two players claimed a video coach who worked with the franchise had sexually assaulted them. [TSN]
  • Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’amour is the winner of the Jack Adams Award. [TSN]
  • To win the Cup, you need to endure heartbreak first, says Barry Trotz. [ESPN]
  • Stephen Johns’ journey: after a career ended by chronic pain and depression, the former Dallas Stars defenseman skates for a cause bigger than hockey. [The Athletic]
  • A poll of NHLPA players shows that they oppose this year’s regional division alignment but do favour ‘series-style’ schedules to cut down on travel. [ESPN]
  • The 2020 UFAs most affected by the COVID-19 cap crunch. [The Hockey News]