Monday Habs Headlines: Joe Thornton may consider Montreal as a potential landing spot

Here are your daily links including news on a big free-agency fish, comments on Poehling , the future of the Habs, and more

Montreal News and Notes

  • So about that hole in the middle of the top line:/
  • We considered the idea of the superstar in Montreal a few weeks ago. [EOTP]
  • The Habs came out strong after the 2017 Entry Draft, picking up four defencemen, two centremen, and one promising goaltender. [NHL]
  • Now that the Habs’ future has been addressed, Marc Bergevin has to decide what’s next for Alexander Radulov, Andrei Markov, and Alex Galchenyuk. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the 2017 Entry Draft with the Canadiens’ first-round pick, Ryan Poehling. [NHL]
  • There’s high hopes for Poehling after he received high praise from Trevor Timmons and his NCAA coach, Bob Motzko. [La Presse]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined The Weekend Game Plan to discuss Radulov as the top free-agent forward available, the NHL Draft, and more. [TSN]
  • Defenceman Scott Walford, who was chosen 68th overall in the NHL Draft, is already proud to be a Hab. /
  • Maxime Fortier, of the Halifax Mooseheads, will be given another chance after receiving an invite to the Canadiens’ camp for the second year in a row. [Twitter]
  • It was 19 years ago that the NHL announced the Maurice Richard Trophy will be awarded annually to the league’s top-scorer. [Twitter]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A list of the top 2017 draft picks that earned “the draft nod” from Jeff Marek. [Sportsnet]
  • There’s no such thing as summer vacation in the NHL:/
  • Sweden’s Men’s National Team coach Rikard Grönborg brought the World Championship trophy with him to show his dad. [Twitter]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to bring back Patrick Sharp, but maybe they should stop living in the past and start utilizing their younger talent instead. [Second City Hockey]
  • With no coach, no starting goalie, and no top-line center, John Chayka took control during Draft Weekend to get his Arizona Coyotes back on track. [Five For Howling]/

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