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Friday Habs Headlines: Rafaël Harvey-Pinard’s journey is just starting

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Rafaël Harvey-Pinard wants to stay at the top of the hill, now that he’s made the NHL. [La Presse (Google Translate) | RDS (Google Translate) | Radio-Canada (Google Translate)]
  • Co-director of scouting Nick Bobrov explains why the Habs drafted David Reinbacher. [The Athletic]
  • How good is the Habs prospect pool? [TSN 690 (Audio)]
  • Joel Edmundson has high praise for Kent Hughes after being dealt to the Washington Capitals. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Taking a chance on Joshua Roy could pay off for the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Five bold predictions for the Montreal Canadiens next season. [Daily Hive]
  • What would it take to move a few veterans to create some space in the lineup? [Daily Hive]
  • Eric Engels of Sportsnet answers reader questions and makes predictions for Caufield, Suzuki, Slafkovsky, and more. [Sportsnet]
  • The Laval Rocket have signed forward Alex-Olivier Voyer, who tallied 43 points in 48 games last season with the Maine Mariners of the ECHL. [La Presse]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Who are the top candidates in the 2024 draft class? [Sportsnet]
  • Alain Vigneault has announced his retirement. [Daily Faceoff]
  • The worst contracts signed in 2023 NHL free agency so far. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Erik Karlsson is precisely what the Pittsburgh Penguins could use. [The Athletic]
  • The Los Angeles Kings have signed 35-year-old Anze Kopitar to a two-year extension with an AAV of $7 million. [TSN]
  • The work is just beginning for Stan Kasten, Los Angeles Dodgers’ president and point man of the new women’s pro hockey league currently in development. [Sportsnet]