Wednesday Habs Headlines: Did Galchenyuk Sr. push out Galchenyuk Jr.?

In today’s links, digging further into potential reasons for Alex Galchenyuk’s departure from the Habs, the team gears up for draft day, and a lot of big names may be available on the trade market this offseason.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Was Alex Galchenyuk Sr. the reason why the American forward didn’t work out in Montreal? [Montreal Gazette]
  • This week, which has already seen a big trade, will end with a big draft for the Canadiens. [Tape to Tape Podcast]
  • McKeen’s top scout Ryan Wagman says Jesperi Kotkaniemi is not a top-10 prospect. [TSN 690 (Audio)]
  • The Journal de Montreal predicts the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jacob de la Rose remembers the day he was drafted. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • EOTP’s Patrik Bexell talks about the Habs’ plans at the draft. [Last Word on Hockey (Podcast)]
  • Michael McCarron and Max Domi, junior teammates with the London Knights, are reunited. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens are in position to have their best draft haul in years. [The Athletic]
  • Former Canadiens defenceman Sheldon Souray is winning his battle with painkillers. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How calculated risks can identify and acquire sleeper goal scorers and boost an offensively starved team, using the Buffalo Sabres as a case study. [The Athletic]
  • Ranking the top 50 free agents this offseason. [ESPN (partial Insider)]
  • The Los Angeles Kings intend on doing what it takes to sign Drew Doughty. []
  • Phil Kessel may be on the market, although the Arizona Coyotes are apparently out of the running. [The Athletic]
  • How Kyle Dubas used veterans to help develop prospects with the Toronto Marlies. [The Athletic]
  • Artemi Panarin is hesitant to sign a long-term extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets at this moment. Could a trade be possible? [Elliotte Friedman]/
  • More than half of the teams in the NHL (including the Habs) will march in Pride parades this year. [Outsports]
  • The San Jose Sharks may have taken advantage of Pierre Dorion’s tendencies to improve their net asset haul in the Mike Hoffman trades. [Frank Seravalli]/
  • The salary cap is projected to increase to around 79-80 million USD for next season. [Frank Seravalli]/

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