Sunday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty the subject of trade rumours on draft weekend

In today’s links, Pacioretty one of the main headlines in Dallas, though the Habs’ draft work gained plenty of attention.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • While the Canadiens were grabbing an armful of prospects, there were rumours of a trade of Max Pacioretty, but in the end nothing transpired. [Montreal Gazette ]
  • Perhaps on a related note:/
  • This is the current situation:/
  • Montreal is showing interest in Ryan O’Reilly, and the Sabres are looking to move him before his July 1 signing bonus is due. [Bob McKenzie]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi was relaxed on one of the biggest days of his life, which is a good sign for a player expected to fill a major role in Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • Bergevin is happy with his team’s selection of the “natural centre.” []
  • A full list of all the picks made in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. []
  • Trevor Timmins breaks down the prospects he and his team added this weekend. []
  • The Habs’ selections seem to be happy with their new home:/
  • A feature from early in the season on 123rd oveall pick Jack Gorniak. [WXOW Marotta]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers and his dog were happy with the Canadiens’ haul:/
  • Angela and Carey Price are expecting their second baby this winter:/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • John Tavares will be listening to offers from five teams, including the New York Islanders, in Los Angeles. [Sportsnet]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk’s stay will be more permanent, as he’s decided on the Kings as the team to help launch his NHL comeback. [Jewels From The Crown]
  • The Calgary Flames didn’t get many prospects, but they added NHL players Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin on Saturday. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • On the other end, the Caroline Hurricanes added Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and Adam Fox. [Canes Country]
  • Calgary’s other professional team, the CWHL’s Inferno, named Shannon Miller their new head coach yesterday. [CWHL]
  • Liam Kirk became the first player born and trained in the UK to be drafted by an NHL team. [Sportsnet]
  • How Jarmo Kekalainen has maintained his title of the only European general manager in the NHL. []
  • The first member of the Buffalo Sabres’ entourage to greet Rasmus Dahlin on the draft stage in Dallas? Eleven-year-old Rosie Bandura. [Buffalo News]/

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