Tuesday Habs Headlines: The playoffs are showing the importance of puck-moving, offensive defencemen

In today’s links, a need for a new approach to the makeup of the blue line, breaking down the Rocket’s terrible season, Jake Evans prepares for his summer training, Dahlin (unsurprisingly) up for SHL Rookie of the Year, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The playoffs are showing the value of puck-moving defencemen who can chip in on offence, and that’s the main area the Canadiens need to improve before next season.[Journal de Montreal | Google Translate]
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  • The many things that went wrong with the Rocket this season, from call-ups and injuries, to a coaching staff unable to adapt the team’s strategy, to poor pro scouting. [RDS]
  • Jake Evans is looking forward to working out with NHL players this summer to see how he stacks up ahead of training camp, determined to prove to the 29 teams that passed on him in the draft that they made a mistake. [Ontario Junior Hockey League]
  • From a league scoring title to winning the team’s Man of the Year award for his work with those dealing with ALS, it was a great year for Chris Terry with the Rocket and the city of Laval. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The finalists for the SHL’s Rookie of the Year have been announced, with Rasmus Dahlin among them. [SHL.se]
  • Marcus Foligno should be facing discipline for punching the back of Tyler Myers’ knee in Game Three. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Bruce Boudreau’s argument for his player’s behaviour? “He fell.” [TSN]
  • Foligno insists he had no ill intent on the play. [Pierre LeBrun]
  • Score effects, the shift in play that favours the trailing team as a game goes on, become more pronounced in playoff contests. [TSN]
  • Calgary is still considering submitting a bid for the 2026 Olympics. [TSN]
  • Sustaining a dislocated knee cap in a game on Sunday, linesman Steve Barton is expected to make a full recovery. [Aaron Portzline]
  • Humboldt Broncos president Kevin Garinger has released a statement outlining how the millions of dollars raised in support of the victims of the crash will be disbursed. [Humboldt Strong]/

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