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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens defend their decision to select Logan Mailloux

In today’s links, defending the Mailloux pick, QMJHL leads the charge in Habs draft picks, the Hughes brothers make history, and more.

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens are in some hot water from not only fans but also politicians and advocacy groups after selecting Logan Mailloux in the NHL Entry Draft. [CBC]
  • Trevor Timmins defended the decision to claim Mailloux. [Journal de Montreal]
  • As did the Habs organization.
  • Mailloux knows he has a lot — a lot — to prove to show he deserves the chance he was given. [Sportsnet]
  • Out of nine picks for the Draft, the Canadiens selected four players from the QMJHL. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Six prospects selected by Montreal met with the media after the Draft on Saturday. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The winners and losers from a busy draft weekend. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s expected to get pretty busy when free agency opens on Wednesday. [NHL]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas is fine with getting nothing in return for Zach Hyman when he hits the open market on Wednesday. [TSN]
  • After a disappointing six years with the Vancouver Canucks, Jake Virtanen has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purposes of a buyout. [Sportsnet]
  • So... those Hughes brothers are something else, hey?