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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Chris Wideman to Montreal?

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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]