Wednesday Habs Highlights: Michel Therrien reflects on his tenure

In today’s links, the current head coach of the Montreal Canadiens and his predecessor open up, a look at next year’s Stanley Cup contenders, and more

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Former head coach Michel Therrien speaks about his firing for the first time. [RDS]
  • Claude Julien is bullish on the state of his team entering the 2017-18 season. []
  • Joni Ikonen (#61) out on the town signing autographs for KalPa Kuopio. [KalPa Hockey]
  • Jean Beliveau, grade-schooler. [Dave Stubbs]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Harrison Browne, the first professional transgender athlete, talks about his decision to delay his transition in order to play one more season in the NWHL. [The Ice Garden]
  • Dahlin watch begins. [Patrik Bexell]/
  • Ranking the Stanley Cup contenders for the 2017-18 season. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Francois Allaire is retiring after 32 years. [Renaud Lavoie]
  • The Nashville Predators will be pleased at Kevin Fiala’s recovery. [Patrik Bexell]
  • Ten things the Edmonton Oilers need to do to win the Pacific Division. [The Copper and Blue]
  • What can the Columbus Blue Jackets expect from Artemi Panarin? [The Cannon]
  • When should the New York Rangers pay Brady Skjei? [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Jaromir Jagr hasn’t ruled out staying in Kladno and preparing for the Olympic Games. [Darina Vymetalikova]
  • Lukas Vejdemo shows off his skills in pre-season action. [Twitter]/

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