Saturday Habs Headlines: Artturi Lehkonen’s strong first season not a surprise

The Super Finn had a strong first year in the NHL, the Habs sign an NCAA forward, analyzing the Canadiens’ player development, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Artturi Lehkonen had a stellar NHL rookie year, but you shouldn’t be surprised. [Canadiens]
  • Want to re-watch all of l’Arttiste’s goals? No problem. [DriveFor25]
  • Montreal signed Michigan State alum Thomas Ebbing to an AHL/ECHL contract on Thursday. [EOTP]
  • Do the Habs have a player development problem? [EOTP]
  • In September, the Laval Rocket invite everyone to an open house at their new home arena, Place Bell in Laval. [Laval Rocket]
  • If there’s one thing a boot camp needs, it’s a big grocery order. [Marie-Philip Poulin]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Two more days to go before the Stanley Cup final begins, time to look at the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins to see who has the edge. [Sportsnet]
  • P.K. Subban’s father was a Habs fan long before his son was born, and he will always be one. [Hockey Inside Out]
  • Jeremy Schaap joined Melnick in the Afternoon to talk about whether P.K.’s brand was too big for the Canadiens, and all about his documentary on the superstar. [TSN 690]
  • Sidney Crosby, meanwhile, continues to add to his legacy and keeps his name heading towards the ‘best-ever’ conversation. [TSN]
  • Memorial Cup merchandise is awesome, unless they misspell your city. [CBC]
  • After a tremendous season, Erik Karlsson has only good things to say about the city of Ottawa. [Erik Karlsson]
  • Nicholle Anderson has had a long and arduous year, but is proud of the Senators for their run. [NHL]
  • Fresh off a World Championship gold, Philip Holm signed a one-year entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks. [TSN]
  • François Allaire shocked many when he decided not to return to the Colorado Avalanche for next season, but the veteran coach says he needs some time to reflect. [La Presse]
  • The Washington Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov is having conversations with CSKA of the KHL. [Igor Eronko]/
  • The loss of Bruce Oake to dependancy left behind misery, but underneath it is meaning. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • The president of Belarus has called his country’s World Championship team “spineless” after they failed to qualify for the playoff round. [TSN]/

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