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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The historical advantage of drafting third overall

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Historically, third has been a heck of a lot better than fourth when it comes to draft position. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Dominique Ducharme’s long road to the Canadiens’ bench. [The Athletic]
  • Will Bitten contributed to his team’s victory in the OHL Championship with a beauty of a goal. [OHL]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Is Corey Perry still good? [Anaheim Calling]
  • Who could be a good trade partner for the Philadelphia Flyers in the Atlantic Division? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • One year after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee, Joe Thornton’s season was ended prematurely because he tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee. [TSN]
  • This time for the Washington Capitals, it was finally different. [ESPN]
  • It’s all finally clicking at the right time for the Caps. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • How Alex Ovechkin’s excellent positioning led to Evgeny Kuznetsov’s OT series winner. [The Athletic]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are filled with players having career years. []
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Rod Brind’Amour as head coach and Don Waddell as general manager. [CBC]
  • Steve Dangle on the Kyle Dubas-Mark Hunter hearsay. [Sportsnet]
  • Down Goes Brown offers hopeful thoughts for the non-playoff teams. [Sportsnet]
  • Humboldt Bronco Kaleb Dahlgren can’t recall the crash. [Sportsnet]
  • Dahlgren says he’s going to “live for the guys who didn’t make it.” [CBC]
  • Taylor Hall, Cory Schneider, and Patrick Maroon of the New Jersey Devils are all undergoing off-season surgery. [TSN]
  • Connor Carrick had a little off-season surgery of a different variety. [Twitter]/

  • Two members of the San Jose Sharks are joining Team Denmark at the Worlds. [IIHF]
  • Belarus has fired head coach Dave Lewis three games into the tournament. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Tom Kuhnhackl, lip sync master. [HNIC]/

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