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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Harris Reflects on His Combine Experience

Jordan Harris provides draft combine insight, previewing the Western Conference final, McDavid vs. MacKinnon, Tampa vs. New York, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jordan Harris reflects on his own draft combine experience, and offers some advice. [Canadiens]
  • Martin Lapoint checks in from the first day of evaluation camp. [Twitter]
  • Now that the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are complete, the Canadiens know that their second first-round pick will be 26th overall. [Organizational Depth Chart]
  • The Laval Rocket look to hold off the Springfield Thunderbirds in the conference final. [Montreal Gazette]
  • While Shane Wright seems like the most obvious choice for Montreal’s first overall pick, Juraj Slafkovsky could be a good choice as well. [The Athletic]
  • Habs prospect Kaiden Guhle named WHL Player of the Week. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes and will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. [NHL]
  • For the Lightning, this long layoff has been a blessing in terms of giving players time to recover from various injuries. But it is yet to be seen how they’ll be on the ice. [Yahoo Sports]
  • With the contestants set, here’s the schedule for the conference finals. [NHL | ESPN]
  • Previewing the Edmonton Oilers/Colorado Avalanche series. [Sportsnet | Sportsnet | The Athletic | CBC | Yahoo Sports]
  • There are so many reasons why the Oilers/Avalanche series is exactly what the NHL needed. [Yahoo Sports]
  • How will Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon fare against each other? [Sportsnet]
  • MacKinnon thinks McDavid is the best, but says that he doesn’t put much stock in all the talk about this series being a showdown between the two. [ESPN]
  • Elliotte and Jeff preview the Western Conference final, and talk about news around the league in this week’s 32 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Looking back on the playoffs so far. [The Athletic]
  • McDavid has always been good, but now we’re finally getting to see him at his best and commanding center stage. [Sportsnet | The Athletic]
  • Ranking this year’s top 32 prospects. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The drafting of Andrei Vasilevskiy. [The Athletic]
  • With her son playing for the Avalanche and her husband on the coaching staff of the Oilers, Lana Manson is hoping for seven games. [The Athletic]
  • Henrik and Daniel Sedin join the Vancouver Canucks’ player development department. [Sportsnet]
  • The Calgary Flames would love to get Johnny Gaudreau’s next contract (or lack thereof) figured out as soon as possible. [Sportsnet]
  • Previewing some of the top possible free agents. [NBC Sports]
  • As the Russian war in Ukraine continues, Russian NHLers continue to play. [CBC]
  • Jade Iginla will be among the forwards who lace up for Canada at the Woman’s U18 world hockey championship. [CBC]