Thursday Habs Headlines: Charles Hudon is looking forward to the challenges of his sophomore season

Here are your daily links, including Charles Hudon’s preparation for next season, possible summer targets, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Now that he’s already achieved last year’s goal of making the opening-night roster, Charles Hudon is ready for the next challenge. [Canadiens]
  • There are several possible players the Habs could target this summer, but some might give the roster more of a boost than others. [TSN 690]
  • Montreal could be a possible destination for UFA Joe Thornton. [Sportsnet]
  • Markus Eisenschmid is excited to be representing Germany at the IIHF World Championship, especially since he’s being coached by his hockey hero. [Canadiens]
  • Although off-season moves (and the third overall pick) can make a huge difference in a team’s outlook, the Habs’ biggest weapon is still Carey Price. [TSN]
  • Despite rumoured plans, Rinat Valiev has not yet made a decision to sign in the KHL, according to his agent. [TSN]
  • Nikita Scherbak put a lot of thought into some of his swipes in the latest HabsTV release./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point is one of many players who has Barb Underhill to thank for his amazingly improved skating. [The Athletic]
  • It would be too easy to have an underdog that everyone was rooting for, so hockey fans have stepped up with their entertaining anti-Vegas conspiracy theories (and a little bit of revisionist history). [ESPN]
  • Although Phil Kessel won’t require off-season surgery, Jim Rutherford revealed he was playing through injuries for most of the season, without missing a game. [TSN]
  • Even though Oliver Bjorkstrand is currently without a contract for next season, that wasn’t going to stop him from playing for Denmark in his hometown at the World Championship. [IIHF]/

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