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Wednesday Habs Highlights: Charles Hudon among the best young players in the AHL

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Charles Hudon is simply in another tier compared to the rest of the Habs prospects straddling the AHL-NHL border. [Mitch Brown]/
  • If Alex Galchenyuk makes it to training camp, could he start the season at centre? [TSN 690]
  • According to Tony Marinaro, Andrei Markov will be a Hab if he yields to the team’s demands. [Tony Marinaro]
  • If Markov does not return, how big of a loss is that to the Habs blueline? [Dave Poulin – TSN]
  • The newest members of the Canadiens have their number assignments. [Heather Engel]/

  • Scott Cullen looks at the Ales Hemsky for Alexander Radulov “swap” made by Dallas and Montreal. [Scott Cullen – TSN]
  • The leading lights of SB Nation take a look at their season predictions, and a certain Marc Dumont came out the victor. [SB Nation]
  • Joni Ikonen’s not too shabby either. [Mitch Brown]/

  • Relive the ferocity and accuracy of Artturi Lehkonen’s shot in the videos of the day. []/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Nino Niederreiter of the Minnesota Wild has filed for arbitration. [TSN]
  • David Desharnais has signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for 1 million dollars. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Nail Yakupov is now a member of the Colorado Avalanche. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Andre Burakovsky has signed a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals at an AAV of 3 million dollars. [TSN]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk will stay in the KHL for the upcoming season. [Sportsnet]
  • Travis Yost says that the Maple Leafs chose Patrick Marleau over more cost-effective options. [Travis Yost – TSN]/

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