Friday Habs Headlines: A bright future ahead?

In today’s links, looking at the Canadiens’ prospects, Lane Hutson continues to set new standards, and pondering the return of best-on-best international hockey.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • When it comes to their prospects, the Canadiens are looking ahead to a bright future. [Sportsnet]
  • Lane Hutson broke a 35-year-old NCAA U-19 defenseman scoring record. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Jake Evans returned to the lineup on Thursday after two months of bad luck. [La Presse]
  • Denis Gurianov is finding his game in Montreal. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Five possibilities for Brendan Gallagher’s career going forward. [The Hockey Writers]
  • How to turn depth defenders into top prospects. [La Presse]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • 2023 NCAA men’s hockey: Results, bracket, and how to watch the road to the Frozen Four. [ESPN]
  • The NHL’s 5 best trade-deadline pickups so far, and why they’re such good fits. [The Athletic]
  • How the Florida Panthers got back into the playoff race. [Sportsnet]
  • Has Sidney Crosby become the most underrated player in the NHL? [Daily Faceoff]
  • Connor McDavid is right: it’s time for best-on-best international hockey to return. [Daily Faceoff]
  • But is the NHL interested in best-on-best? [TSN]
  • NHL power plays are scoring at their highest rates since 1986. What’s behind the surge? [The Athletic]/

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