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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Oliver Kapanen’s stock is rising

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There is a sudden wave of optimism surrounding Oliver Kapanen. [La Presse]
  • “Every Slovak is a Slafkovský #20. Reminds me of The Hockey Sweater where every kid was Rocket #9.” [Montreal Gazette]
  • Kaiden Guhle was named Player of the Game for Team Canada in a 7-6 overtime win over Vinzenz Rohrer and Team Austria at the 2024 IIHF World Championship in Czechia on Tuesday. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • PWHL Montreal have been eliminated from the Walter Cup playoffs by PWHL Boston, dropping a 3-2 overtime decision. [La Presse]
  • The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation announced today financial support totalling $638,275 to 41 organizations working for the well-being of children in need across Quebec. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Girlfriend Mireille Boutin on Michael Pezzetta. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Colorado Avalanche try to forge ahead without Valeri Nichushkin. [Sportsnet]
  • Nichushkin’s third absence in 13 months invites all kinds of uncomfortable questions. [The Athletic]
  • What would a major offseason roster overhaul look like for Toronto Maple Leafs? [Daily Faceoff]
  • Mark Messier has named New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba the 2023-24 winner of the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. [TSN]
  • How did so many NHL teams miss on Gustav Forsling? [The Athletic]
  • A hearing has been scheduled for June 11 in the case of Dillon Dube, Carter Hart, Michael McLeod, Cal Foote, and Alex Formenton in order to set dates for trial and pre-trial applications. [TSN]
  • Why Berkly Catton’s skating and work ethic make him one of the 2024 NHL Draft’s best. [The Athletic]

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