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Saturday Habs Headlines: The (Almost) Off-Season Shuffle

Luke Richardson’s probable departure, the Avalanche and Lightning, lots of front office shuffling, the 90s Red Wings and Avalanche, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • ICYMI Habs assistant coach Luke Richardson is in negotiations with the Chicago Blackhawks to become their head coach. [Sportsnet]
  • Our own Jared Book chats with our sister-site Second City Hockey about Richardson. [Second City Hockey]
  • The departure of Richardson will leave the Habs with very little behind-the-bench experience. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Sedins, Roberto Luongo, and Montreal’s Caroline Ouellette among the players who could be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year. [Yahoo Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Win or lose, the Avalanche can learn from the Lightning’s past. [Sportsnet]
  • How a song from more than 20 years ago has become a staple of the in-arena experience in Colorado. [ESPN]
  • Barry Trotz talks about why he won’t be coaching next year. [NHL]
  • The Vancouver Canucks bring on Dale Tallon as advisor and scout. [Sportsnet]
  • Patrice Bergeron will reportedly meet with the Boston Bruins to discuss his future. [Sportsnet | TSN]
  • So what do the Edmonton Oilers do now? [Sportsnet]
  • Chris Kreider has had wrist surgery. [TSN]
  • Dan Bylsma is happy to be behind the bench with the Seattle Kraken’s AHL affiliate. [The Athletic]
  • For the 1996-97 Avalanche and Red Wings, time really has healed all their wounds (though more for some than others). [The Athletic | ESPN]
  • Looking at the NHL’s free agents on defense this off-season. [The Athletic]
  • The state of analytics in the NHL. [The Athletic]