Sunday Habs Headlines: The difficulty in separating the wheat from the chaff after a poor season

In today’s links, making evaluations after a disappointing year all around, Byron comments on his team’s effort level, Tavares’ future, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The challenge for the Canadiens’ coaching and management staffs will be sifting through a rough season to determine those players with more to give, and those whose true abilities were exposed. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Paul Byron isn’t happy with the effort of some of his teammates down the final stretch. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The eight realistic destinations for John Tavares this summer. [TVA Sports]
  • The relentless work ethic of Hayden Verbeek is the top quality Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds general manager Kyle Raftis looks for in a player, and that approach is paying off. [Sault Star]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tavares may play for Team Canada at the World Championship. [Sportsnet]
  • Semyon Varlamov will miss the remainder of the season, which could significantly impact the Colorado Avalanche’s playoff hopes. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Was last night’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs a preview of the Stanley Cup Final? [Sportsnet]
  • Connor Hellebuyck is having a truly remarkable season:/

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