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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Chris Wideman to Montreal?

Chris Wideman reportedly to sign with Montreal, continued fallout from the Habs’ selection of Mailloux, Paul Byron’s heartfelt message to the fans, signings, trades, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Word is that Chris Wideman will sign with Montreal. [Twitter]
  • Paul Byron shares a heartfelt end-of-season message with Habs fans. [Twitter | TVA]
  • Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy, a big Habs fan and also Professor of Sociology among other qualifications, weighs in on why the Habs’ drafting of Logan Mailloux is problematic, and how it’s a symptom of a bigger problem of the hockey world in general. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Geoff Molson should address Montreal’s selection of Mailloux. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tony Marinaro and Scott Wheeler discuss the Habs’ draft. [YouTube]
  • The Habs may lose sponsors following their decision to draft Mailloux. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Montreal has qualified Lehkonen, Kotkaniemi, and four others. [EOTP]
  • Tomas Tatar headlines a group of underappreciated UFAs who could be quite popular once free agency opens. [Sportsnet]
  • Likewise, Phillip Danault is likely to be one of the best centres on the market. [Sportsnet]
  • A deep dive into Montreal’s position and needs ahead of free-agency. [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Stay up-to-date on all the trades made this off season. [NHL]
  • Freddie Andersen remains without a contract, and the Leafs may be moving on. [TSN]
  • Travis Yost suggests a blockbuster trade that would benefit both the Leafs and Sabres. [TSN]
  • Some big names, like Jack Eichel and Gabriel Landeskog are still at the centre of talks ahead of free agency. [NHL]
  • Getting rid of the NHL draft? Not as crazy as it might sound (though probably not something that would actually happen). [The Athletic]
  • With free agency ahead, here are some big UFA signings that have paid off. [The Hockey News]
  • The following players have been given qualifying offers by their respective teams. [NHL]
  • Breaking down why Cale Makar is worth every penny of his contract. [The Athletic]
  • The Jets re-sign Paul Stastney to a one-year deal. [Sportsnet | Yahoo Sports]
  • Sam Bennett signs four-year deal to stay in Florida. [NHL]
  • Brenden Dillon traded to Jets from Capitals. [Sportsnet]
  • Anton Stralman traded to Arizona for picks. [NHL]
  • The Flyers have been busy this off season, but they aren’t done. [NBC Sports]
  • The Minnesota Wild have had a plan that they’ve been carefully following. [The Athletic]