Saturday Habs Headlines: Alex Radulov should be top priority for Canadiens

Your daily links, including the importance of extending Radu, two prospects seek a spot in Montreal, looking at expansion draft possibilities, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mario Tremblay joins Chris Nilan to talk about a variety of topics, saying he would make signing Alexander Radulov the top priority of the summer. [TSN 690]
  • Mikhail Sergachev has his targets set on a regular NHL roster spot with the Habs as soon as next year. [La Presse]
  • The real NHL trade season is almost upon us, take stock of the hottest commodities that may be of high value. Spoiler: Nathan Beaulieu makes the list. [TSN]
  • Martin Reway is healthy and eager to do all he can to earn a spot in Montreal next year. [Zdenek Matejovsky]
  • The Canadiens are doing their own prep for expansion draft, planning for many scenarios. [Canadiens]
  • Ken Dryden earned his spot among the NHL’s top 100 players of all time. [NHL]
  • LeBron James may be heading to his seventh consecutive NBA finals, but is that more impressive than the 50’s Habs? [Canadiens]
  • The sixth annual Hockey de Rue tournament raised over a quarter million dollars for kids. [Canadiens]
  • Max Pacioretty is making money to spend money, selling his Brossard home for a breezy $2M. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Upon closer analysis, it’s hard to blame Pekka Rinne for the Nashville Predators’ Game Two loss. [NHL]
  • The Anaheim Ducks liked what they saw from Randy Carlyle, and want to do it at least one more time. [Sportsnet]
  • Jonathan Toews delivers an inspiring message about responsibility towards ourselves and our shared environment. [Instagram]
  • The KHL may draw the interest of Dallas Stars’ forward Valeri Nichushkin, Joe McDonnell estimates there’s but a 50/50 chance he returns to the NHL. [NHL]
  • The commissioner of the QMJHL remains unclear about the league’s future regarding Newfoundland. [Stéphane Leroux]
  • Brenda Andress is poised to make an announcement about the CWHL on Monday. [The CWHL]/

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