Thursday Habs Headlines: With Max Pacioretty or not, the Canadiens are prepping for an upswing

Here are your daily links, including takes on Pacioretty’s possible departure, Jeremiah Addison’s hometown, NHLers taking political action, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Even with Max Pacioretty’s status still uncertain, the Habs look to move forward into a new season. [TSN 690]
  • Doug MacLean doesn’t see much of a future for Pacioretty in Montreal—but that doesn’t mean he’s on his way out. [Tim and Sid]
  • Jeremiah Addison shared memories and must-sees from his hometown in Brampton, including where he played his first ever junior game with the Brampton Capitals of the OJHL. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs joined Columbus’ front office and others in extending condolences to the family of scout Frank Jay, who passed away earlier this week./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Ryan Miller and his family recently took part in a rally protesting the American government’s policies separating immigrant families, and he supports more athletes speaking out about what they believe in. [The Athletic]
  • The Stanley Cup recently made its first-ever trip to Denmark, accompanying none other than former Hab Lars Eller. [IIHF]
  • Residents of Chelyabinsk were also excited for Stanley’s arrival, this time in the hands of Evgeny Kuznetsov. [KHL on Twitter]
  • The Winnipeg Jets continue to honour Rick Rypien’s memory by supporting mental health awareness./

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