Friday Habs Headlines: Weal ‘n’ Dealin’?

In today’s links, the focus is now on Jordan Weal as the Habs lock up Nate Thompson, wondering if the Senators have intentions with Dominique Ducharme, and fallout from a chaotic first round that no one predicted.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With Nate Thompson and Christian Folin signed, all eyes now turn to Jordan Weal. [Pierre LeBrun]/
  • Thompson in particular is extremely excited to be back. [Eric Engels]/
  • Do the Ottawa Senators have eyes on Dominique Ducharme? [Journal de Montreal]
  • The ten last players selected with the fifteenth overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft. [Journal de Montreal]
  • “Take your kids to work day” isn’t a once-a-year occasion with the Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • George McPhee says that the NHL apologized for the call on Cody Eakin in game 7. [Sportsnet]
  • The burning question in the Centre of the Universe: is it time to fire Mike Babcock? [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Babcock wasn’t helped by his biggest stars coming up short. [TSN]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning’s future up front look bright with a pair of hidden gems in the AHL. [The Athletic]
  • Six things we learned in round one. [Sportsnet]
  • A look at some stunning numbers from a stunning first round. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Analyzing the chaos that was a first round for the ages. [The Athletic]
  • The eight deadly sins of the first round — one for each eliminated team. [Deadspin]
  • Early favourites for the Conn Smythe Trophy. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Peter Laviolette offered a comprehensive response when faced with questions about the Nashville Predators power play woes. [Robby Stanley]/

Friday’s game schedule

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.’s debut
Start time: 7:07 PM EDT / 4:07 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet One, MLB Network, (free game)

Game 1: Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Islanders

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

Game 1: Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks

Start time: 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

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