Friday Habs Headlines: The last hints of David Fischer

In today’s links, looking back at the Habs’ internal debate between David Fischer and Claude Giroux at the 2006 Draft, World Cup fever hits the Canadiens, and how the Hoffman-Karlsson saga dictates the Senators’ off-season.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With the departure of part-time scout Pat Westrum, the last hints of the infamous David Fischer selection have left the Habs organization. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Carey Price is a big supporter of paternal leave. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Canadiens’ director of strategic content Shauna Denis will be enshrined in the McGill Sports Hall of Fame. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Arturri Lehkonen, Victor Mete, and Jacob de la Rose make their World Cup picks. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Price, Alex Galchenyuk, and Jonathan Drouin reflect on what it was like to be selected in the top 5. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Drummondville Voltigeurs have hired ex-Hab Steve Begin as an assistant coach. [Stephane Leroux]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL steadfastly denies a link between concussions and CTE ... and four other takeaways from Gary Bettman’s concussion lawsuit deposition. [The Athletic]
  • Dealing Mike Hoffman is the first domino that needs to fall for the Ottawa Senators this off-season. [The Sporting News]
  • The 10 best centres available in this year’s draft class. []
  • The only woman to have her name on the Stanley Cup has passed away:/
  • Russian journalists have compiled the 50 best active Russian hockey players — with Evgeny Kuznetsov topping the list. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Nashville Predators don’t need any big moves to make another Stanley Cup run. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Joe Veleno is good, but just how good is a matter of debate. [RDS]
  • Who’s in the running for Ilya Kovalchuk, and who makes sense for the Russian superstar? [The Hockey News]
  • How the Golden Knights made hockey #vegasborn. [Forbes]
  • Lastly, congratulations are in order for the Toronto Marlies on their Calder Cup win, and especially to former EOTP writer Bruce Peter:/

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