Friday Habs Headlines: Questioning how the Canadiens deal with their injured players

In today’s links, wondering why the Habs have been beset by so many injuries with prolonged recovery periods, the special quirks of coaching goaltenders, and looking at the second round of the playoffs.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • In the wake of Andrew Shaw’s announced surgery, Mathias Brunet wonders about the Canadiens’ injury management. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Marc Bergevin’s statements on Tout le Monde en Parle were less than encouraging. [RDS]
  • Coaching goaltenders is a different task than coaching players, explains Vincent Riendeau, Director of Goalie Development for the Montreal Canadiens. [RDS]
  • Take our children to work day isn’t simply a once-per-year event for the members of the Montreal Canadiens. [NHL]
  • Four late-round Montreal Canadiens’ prospects worth keeping an eye on. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Joe Veleno would love to be drafted by the Canadiens. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Morgan Adams-Moisan is thrilled to be joining the Laval Rocket. [Instagram]/
  • It might be the offseason, but Artturi Lehkonen isn’t getting any time off. [Instagram]/

My mom put me right back to work #pitstop 👩‍⚖️

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Around the league and elsewhere

  • For Humboldt, by Kelly Chase. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • Five storylines to follow during the second round of the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • An analytical preview of the second round matchups. [TSN]
  • Evaluating the second round goaltending duels. [The Athletic]
  • Taylor Hall, Nathan MacKinnon, and Connor McDavid are the nominees for the Ted Lindsay Award. [TSN]
  • Why is the Masterton Trophy a competition with finalists? [Canes Country]
  • From a lottery team to the second-round of the playoffs, a dream turnaround for Joe Morrow. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Colorado Avalanche would like to bring back Mark Barberio. [La Presse]
  • Ron Hextall says the Flyers do not plan at the moment to buy out Jori Lehtera, but are planning to retain Valtteri Filppula. [TSN]
  • Dominique Ducharme has apparently met with the Washington Capitals organization regarding their head coaching vacancy in Hershey. [RDS]
  • After guiding the New Jersey Devils to the playoffs, Ray Shero has been cleared to spend to the cap next season. [TSN]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have some decisions to make for next season. [31 Thoughts]
  • Dave Keon headlines this year’s class of inductees into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. [TSN]
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois will join Canada for the World Championships in Denmark. [RDS]
  • Kärpät Oulu and Jets prospect Kristian Vesalainen are 2017-18 Liiga champions! [Oulun Kärpät]/
  • Tom Kostopoulos is the 19th player to appear in 100 Calder Cup Playoff games. [AHL]/

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