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Friday Habs Headlines: The dust settles

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In today’s links, wondering what’s next for the Canadiens, looking ahead towards a busy summer, and giving credit where credit is due.

2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • An ode to the Canadiens, by Marc Dumont. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs can hold their heads up high. [Montreal Gazette]
  • What comes next for the team? [RDS]
  • Could a future champion emerge from the pain of this loss? [Sportsnet]
  • Despite the defeat, the Canadiens silenced all of their doubters on this journey. [TSN]
  • The Habs have straddled the line between present and future for a long time. [The Athletic]
  • Five takeaways from the final, by Justin Bourne. [Sportsnet]
  • For Marc Bergevin, these beautiful memories will quickly fade into a busy summer. [La Presse]
  • Unpacking the cultural and social impact of the Canadiens run. [The Guardian]
  • The run was also a much needed distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic for Habs fans. [Globe and Mail]
  • How will Habs fans look back on this season years from now? [TSN (Video)]
  • Other teams are now looking at the Canadiens for inspiration. [Sportsnet]
  • Brendan Gallagher announced that he had been burgled while on the road. [La Presse]
  • Unsurprisingly, Canadian support for les Canadiens varied from province to province. [CTV]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Are the Tampa Bay Lightning a team for the ages? [The Athletic]
  • There are considerable obstacles in the team’s path towards a three-peat. [NHL.com]
  • By the way, no, Andrei Vasilevskiy’s equipment is not sumo-esque. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Looking at potential landing spots for Taylor Hall, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Duncan Keith. [TSN]
  • One question facing each NHL team in this abbreviated offseason. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL needs more of Nikita Kucherov’s shirtless, beer-fueled rants, says Sean Gentille. [The Athletic]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights could face a choice between Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner. [The Hockey News]