Saturday Habs Headlines: Geoff Molson says the organization will have “a new way of thinking”

In today’s links, a new approach for the organization, what Bouchard and Ducharme means for the future, and a look at centre options available in free agency.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • “A new way of thinking,” proclaims Geoff Molson on the Habs’ off-season changes. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • With the hirings of Joël Bouchard and Dominique Ducharme, the Canadiens have improved without adding anyone who will skate a single stride in a game. [Radio-Canada]
  • A Q&A with new Laval Rocket head coach Joël Bouchard. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It’s always important to make a good first impression with your new boss. [Instagram]/
  • The off-season management and administration moves have been positive steps, but are the Habs still in need of a full teardown and multi-year rebuild? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Twenty-five years later, Stephan Lebeau still remembers well the 1993 playoffs. [RDS]
  • Will Bitten is hoping to cap his year with a Memorial Cup. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Charlie Lindgren is at home with Team USA among the world’s best. [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Highlights from the opening ceremonies of the 100th Memorial Cup in Regina. [CHL]/
  • “I’m not Parker Tobin.” The coroner who investigated the Humboldt Broncos bus crash talks about the case of mistaken identity. [CBC]
  • With Tyler Bozak set to become an UFA, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to shore up their centre depth. [The Athletic | Part I | Part II]
  • A question (with a different name) that should sound familiar around these parts: is William Nylander a centre? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Deryk Engelland is leading the Vegas Golden Knights’ mission to help the city of Las Vegas heal. [Sportsnet]
  • Ron Hextall is watching the ripples on the pond, but will he cause any splashes this off-season? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The legend of “Big Buff” grows with every hit, punch, and goal. [ESPN]
  • The New York Rangers are the only NHL team currently absent a head coach, but are believed to be interested in Boston University’s David Quinn. [Elliotte Friedman]/
  • The IIHF has implemented an automated camera-based player tracking system for data acquisition and analytics at this year’s World Championships. [IIHF]
  • In the World Championship semifinals for the first time since 2013, Switzerland dares to dream as it prepares to face-off against Team Canada. [IIHF]
  • As the Hamilton Bulldogs prepare for the Memorial Cup, a look at the three remaining links on that roster to the team’s previous incarnation - Belleville Bulls. [The Athletic]
  • The players of the NWHL react to the news of the league’s newest franchise, the Minnesota Whitecaps. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Kunlun Red Star of the KHL would like to welcome Alexei Kovalev as their newest assistant coach. [Kunlun Red Star]/

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