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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Kent Hughes’s eye stays on a forward at fifth overall

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens have the 5th overall selection in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft [Montreal Gazette | RDS]
  • Potential draft targets for the Canadiens. [RDS]
  • Did the Habs lose the Artturi Lehkonen trade? [Montreal Gazette]
  • The rollercoaster experience was open year-round for the Laval Rocket, who narrowly missed the AHL playoffs for the first time in three years. [Laval Rocket]
  • PWHL Montreal’s first round clash with PWHL Boston promises to be a heated battle. [La Presse | Radio-Canada | Daily Faceoff | RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Are there enough fans to keep a team in Winnipeg — the NHL’s smallest market? [The Athletic]
  • The Ottawa Senators have hired Travis Green as the club’s new head coach and signed him to a four-year contract. [TSN]
  • Behind Benoit Groulx’s surprising move to the KHL. [La Presse]
  • Around 3 a.m. Monday, wife Mayson gave birth to Crew Corbett Carlo, the couple’s second child and first son. Less than 12 hours later, Brandon Carlo hurried onto a private jet for a one-off Game 1 arrival. [The Athletic]
  • Hockey Canada added Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nick Paul, and Brandon Hagel to their IIHF World Championship roster, dropping Macklin Celebrini and Adam Fantilli. [Sportsnet]
  • How hockey analyst Alison Lukan inspires through data-driven storytelling. [Daily Faceoff]
  • What makes Macklin Celebrini the next big thing in hockey. [ESPN]
  • Back after a 22-year absence, Poland would like to stay in the top flight at the IIHF World Championships. [IIHF]

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