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Friday Habs Headlines: Behind the scenes of the 2023-24 season

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Rebuild: Inside the Montreal Canadiens is an eight-episode series slated to stream on Crave later this year in both English and French. [Montreal Gazette | Montreal Canadiens]
  • How NHL Draft Combine interviews have become almost robotic, and how the Canadiens are mixing things up. [RDS]
  • Could the Florida Panthers serve as a model for the Habs? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Martin Necas’s rumoured trade demand doesn’t come from the same place as Pierre Luc-Dubois’s last season. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Necas, Trevor Zegras, someone else, or no one? What will Kent Hughes do? [Radio-Canada]
  • Strauss Mann will not return to the Laval Rocket, having signed a contract with the Augsburg Panther of the DEL. [Augsburger Panther]
  • Cole Hutson wants to be better than big brother Lane. [La Presse | RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • 20 questions that will determine the 2024 Stanley Cup winner. [ESPN]
  • Which NHL broadcasts are the best? The Athletic’s 2024 broadcast rankings, rated by fans. [The Athletic]
  • USA Hockey hopes to dramatically change the way goalies are developed. [The Athletic]
  • Sarah Fillier and Julia Gosling are excited to turn pro ahead of Monday’s PWHL draft. [TSN]
  • The draft will feature a wealth of experienced international talent up for grabs. [CBC]
  • Analyzing the top defencemen available on the free agent market. [The Athletic]
  • What part does perserverance play in developing hockey players? [Radio-Canada]

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