Friday Habs Headlines: Wounded Weber

In today’s links, lots of fallout from the announcement that Shea Weber will be out of the lineup until at least December, can the Leafs really keep their young trio of stars?, and trade talk around the NHL.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ICYMI: Shea Weber will be out 5-6 months after undergoing surgery on his right knee. [EOTP | Montreal Canadiens]
  • Surgery represented a “definitive and long-term solution”, said Dr. David Mulder. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The severity and the surprise of Weber’s injury will raise questions for and about the Habs’ medical staff. [Montreal Gazette]
  • With Weber out, who will form the Canadiens’ defence corps next season? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Weber’s injury gives the Canadiens the perfect reason to use 2018-19 to rebuild. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It’s time for Marc Bergevin to put aside public mentions of the playoffs and level with the Habs faithful. [Sportsnet]
  • Despite a vow of increase transparency, Weber’s status was purposely not disclosed until after the Draft and Development Camp. Is being transparent about a lack of transparency good enough? [The Athletic]
  • Are the Habs blocking a possible return for the Nordiques? [RDS]
  • Who are the top 10 prospects in the Canadiens system? [Journal de Montreal]
  • Are the Pittsburgh Penguins interested in Max Pacioretty? [Pensburgh]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Can the Toronto Maple Leafs really keep John Tavares, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner? “We can, and we will” - says GM Kyle Dubas. [Sportsnet]
  • The Dallas Stars’ refusal to deal Miro Heiskanen could cost them Erik Karlsson. [Defending Big D]
  • While Justin Faulk may now be available with the Hurricanes’ acquisition of Calvin de Haan, the Chicago Blackhawks are not interested in including Brandon Saad in such a deal. [Second City Hockey]
  • Six NHL teams who have made themselves worse thus far this summer. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • From Sydney, Australia to Washington, D.C. by way of the Czech Republic. Nathan Walker has skated a long road to the NHL. [ESPN]
  • Forty-four players around the NHL have elected for salary arbitration. [NHLPA]/

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