Wednesday Habs Headlines: Alex Radulov heads the free agency crop

In today’s links, Alexander Radulov is one of the top free agents available this offseason, the Nolan Patrick saga that never was, and Brian Flynn and Francis Bouillon are linked with Canadiens’ contracts.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Signing Andreas Martinsen isn’t a huge deal, but clogging the development pipeline is. [TSN 690]
  • Brian Flynn and the Habs have started contract talks. [La Presse]
  • Three Capitals and one Alexander Radulov top this year’s free agency crop. [TSN]
  • ICYMI: Nolan Patrick will be in Montreal, but won’t be meeting with the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • ICYMI: The Canadiens signed Stefan Leblanc to a minor-league contract. [EOTP]
  • Francis Bouillon has apparently signed a multi-year contract with the Habs as a Development Coach in Laval. [Dans les Coulisses]
  • Carey Price bounced back from an injury-riddled 2015-16 to earn another Vezina Trophy nomination. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • 3rd round voting for the Habs play of the year has started! [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Antti Makinen was very excited during Pekka Rinne’s diving save in Game 4. [Brady Trettenero]/
  • Makinen has not escaped the attention of the Nashville Predators. Rinne, Juuse Saros, and Miikka Salomaki refused to translate. []
  • Sidney Crosby was arguably the best Penguin in Game 4, but he still has another gear. [TSN 690]
  • From Mark Streit to Nico Hischier, Swiss hockey has come a long way in the last decade. []
  • Former Habs Andrei Kostitsyn and Kyle Chipchura will ply their craft with Kunlun Red Star of the KHL next season. [HC Red Star]
  • For one Predators fan with terminal cancer, this year’s Cup run has extra special meaning. [Yahoo!]
  • The Edmonton Oilers need to win the Stanley Cup next year, lest they be haunted by one very devoted fan. [Yahoo!]
  • The colourful story of the short-lived California Golden Seals. [Sportsnet]/

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