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Sunday Habs Headlines: Corey Perry wants the proper Montreal experience next year

In today’s links, Perry hopes to stay, why Bouchard didn’t, a key off-season for Kotkaniemi, and team looking to follow the Montreal model.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After a mere taste of what it means to play for the Canadiens in Montreal, Corey Perry would prefer to get the whole experience next season. [Sportsnet]
  • Will Alex Burrows be the next head coach of the Laval Rocket? [31 Thoughts]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi heads off for the off-season with several things to work on. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The 10 biggest moments of the Canadiens’ season. [Le Soleil]
  • The viewership for the Stanley Cup Final was a tale of two countries. [Bleacher Nation]
  • Can Montreal’s plan of an on-the-fly rebuild serve as a model for the San Jose Sharks? [The Athletic]
  • On the surprising exit of Joël Bouchard. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • No one was more insprired by what the winner of the North Division was able to accomplish in the post-season than Connor McDavid. []
  • Given the current state of the Atlantic Division, the Boston Bruins need to make some changes or risk being left behind. [Sun Chronicle]
  • With a flat cap, overages, and an expansion draft this summer, expect a slew of buyouts in the coming days. [TSN]
  • The Seattle Kraken will play their first pre-season games versus the teams from Western Canada. [TSN]
  • The original demands for the NHL’s return to play in Canada were much stricter than what the league eventually went with. [Sportsnet]
  • The Sharks are hoping to take advantage of the flurry of events on the immediate horizon to drastically improve the organization. [The Athletic]
  • How Pat Maroon won three consecutive Stanley Cups. [The Athletic]
  • Coors Light will have a special brew made from the Amalie Arena ice. [CBS Sports]