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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Comings and Goings

Eric Staal looks forward to spending some quality time with his family, Bouchard’s departure, the Rocket and the Lions sign players and staff, Duncan Keith traded to Edmonton, scouting, drafting, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Eric Staal had good things to say about his time in Montreal, but right now he’s looking forward to spending time with his family. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Rocket sign Tory Dello. [Twitter]
  • Andrei Markov has been suspended for a year and a half for failing to report that he was retiring to the RUSADA. [Twitter | TVA]
  • Pascal Rhéaume is expected to join Eric Bélanger behind the Lions bench. [Le Nouvelliste]
  • It might very well be a case of much ado about nothing, but Joël Bouchard’s decision to leave the Canadiens organization could be said to fit into a pattern. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • What does Toronto need to do to bridge the gap between where they are now, and where Tampa Bay is? [The Athletic]
  • Next year’s schedule, and the NHL’s appearance at the Olympics were among the topics of conversation at the GMs meeting. [NHL]
  • It’s the off season, an expansion draft is coming, and it’s the perfect time for thought experiments. So, if given the chance, which teams around the league might be improved by the chance to ditch their current roster and build a team in the expansion draft, and which ones would decline? [The Athletic]
  • It’s been rough season around the league, including for scouts. [RDS]
  • The Cup has seen a little wear in the past few days, and Tampa has another Stanley Cup boat parade! [Twitter | Yahoo Sports | NHL]
  • The Kraken are on track to finish their arena by October. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Oilers have traded for Duncan Keith, how did they do, and how useful a player might he still be? [TSN | Sportsnet | Sportsnet | NHL | ESPN | CBC | The Athletic]
  • The Leafs sign Dean Chynoweth as assistant coach. [TSN]
  • Senators hire Pierre McGuire. [TSN | Sportsnet | CBC |
  • The former Blackhawks player is unlikely to participate in the review of the sexual assault allegations. [Sportsnet]
  • Several teams need goalies this off season, and it just so happens that several goalies might be available. [NHL]
  • The LA Kings are in a position to be one of the teams to watch this off season. [The Hockey News]
  • Dave Hakstol talks expansion draft, and the expectations on the Kraken following Vegas’ meteoric ascension. [ESPN]
  • A prosecutor will review the Matiss Kivlenieks case, which is still considered to be accidental. [CBC]