Wednesday Habs Headlines: Free agency targets emerge

In today’s links, can (and should) the Canadiens keep Radulov and Markov, and are there other potential reinforcements for the defense?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Free agency is a mix of risk and reward. Who should the Montreal Canadiens avoid? [TSN 690]
  • Craig Button talks about the expansion draft on Leafs Lunch and doesn’t know why Alexei Emelin was selected. [TSN]
  • Button also weighs in on the odds of both Alex Radulov and Andrei Markov returning to the Tricolore. [TSN]
  • Elliotte Friedman thinks that the coolness of the market means that Alex Galchenyuk will remain a Hab. [30 Thoughts - Sportsnet]
  • Karl Alzner is interested in the Habs. [J.-F. Chaumont]/
  • Andrei Markov is looking for a 2 year/6 million dollar per year contract. [Renaud Lavoie]
  • ICYMI: Given the state of the Habs at left defense, Markov is worth every cent. [EOTP]
  • The Alex Radulov sweepstakes grows larger, but Montreal is far from out of the picture. [Pierre LeBrun]/
  • Newly drafted Ryan Poehling will be a part of Team USA’s World Junior Summer Showcase roster. [USA Hockey]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • It was announced Monday that Dr. Clare Drake will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. One of his nomination letters was from Chief Wilton Littlechild of the Cree Nation. [Bruce McCurdy]/
  • Women were first inducted into the HHoF in 2010, but despite the array of potential candidates, a selections process stacked against women’s hockey means that Danielle Goyette is only the fifth woman to be enshrined in Toronto. [The Ice Garden]
  • Erik Karlsson has won his second consecutive Golden Puck as best Swedish hockey player. [Silver Seven]
  • College free agent Spencer Foo has signed with the Calgary Flames. [TSN]
  • How many miles will your team travel in the 2017-18 season? [On the Forecheck]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly offered James van Riemsdyk to the New York Islanders as part of a deal for Travis Hamonic. [Sportsnet]
  • The Edmonton Oilers resigned Eric Gryba to a two year contract worth $900,000 per annum. [TSN]
  • The Dallas Stars bought out Antti Niemi’s contract. [Dallas Stars]/

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