Wednesday Habs Headlines: Establishing Nathan Beaulieu’s trade value

In today’s links, the Habs and the league make preparations for the expansion draft, and more talk regarding the future of Nathan Beaulieu.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • If Nathan Beaulieu is getting moved, what can, and what should the Canadiens expect in return? [TSN 690]
  • Eric Engels summarizes how the Canadiens could approach the expansion draft, and restates his belief that Beaulieu will likely not be a member of the organization at that time. [Sportsnet]
  • TSN has officially become the English-language regional broadcaster of the Montreal Canadiens, signing a multi-year agreement. [TSN PR]
  • Potential Laval Rocket head coaching candidate André Tourigny has been named head coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Ottawa 67’s. [La Presse]
  • The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers were recently voted as team of the century. One Montreal fan would beg to differ, and makes the case for the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Summarizing the status of players asked to waive no-movement clauses for the expansion draft. [Sportsnet]
  • Bob McKenzie reports that the Anaheim Ducks have a deal in place with the Vegas Golden Knights, allowing them to not ask Kevin Bieksa to waive his NMC. [TSN]
  • The Los Angeles Kings appear set to buy out defenseman Matt Greene. [TSN]
  • Scott Darling pens an emotional farewell to his hometown team, the Chicago Blackhawks. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • 32-year-old Kevin Klein of the New York Rangers, who is still under contract for another year, is apparently contemplating retirement from the NHL in order to continue his career in Europe. [NY Post]
  • What can we realistically expect from Ilya Kovalchuk, should he return to the NHL? [TSN]
  • Sean McIndoe tries to determine who the best team of this era is: the Penguins or the Blackhawks? [Sportsnet]
  • Frölunda Hockey Club (alma mater of Artturi Lehkonen) has been named European hockey team of the year. Head coach Roger Rönnberg picked up European coach of the year honours. [EHC Alliance]
  • The Calgary Flames are looking at the city of Calgary and mayor Naheed Nenshi to foot the bill for a new stadium. [Sportsnet]
  • The United States Senate will examine a bill aimed to prevent public funds from being used to fund stadium construction. [ESPN]/

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