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Monday Habs Headlines: Tomas Tatar disappointed about his departure

In today’s links, Tatar disappointed on how his time with the Habs ended, high playoff expectations for next season, Price’s top saves of the 2020-21 season, how coaches prep during the off-season, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Five Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Tomas Tatar wishes his tenure in Montreal could have ended differently. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens went as far as they could with Tatar and should have no regrets. [The Hockey Writers]
  • There are high expectations for the Canadiens to make the playoffs again next season, but it could prove a difficult task. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jake Allen celebrated his 31st birthday with Goal Caufield:
  • Carey Price’s top saves of the 2020-21 season:
  • How Brendan Gallagher is spending his off-season:

Around the league an elsewhere

  • Darnell Nurse has a new eight-year contract valued at $9.25 million per season. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Adam Pelech’s eight-year deal with the New York Islanders comes in at a $5.75 AAV. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Lars Eller’s off-seasons are for playing and watching tennis. [Washington City Paper]
  • Due to concussions and neck problems, goaltender Anders Nilsson announced his retirement on Sunday. [NHL]
  • It’s not just players who are busy getting ready for the upcoming season, the coaching staff has a big to-do list. [Sportsnet]
  • Pat Maroon thinks the Tampa Bay Lightning can absolutely win the Stanley Cup for a third consecutive season. [NHL]