Friday Habs Headlines: The versatile Paul Byron

In today’s links, another 20-goal season in the books for Byron, Tomas Plekanec talks about a return to Montreal, and how the Evander Kane contract affects Pacioretty.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Alex Ovechkin is on a mission, says Barry Trotz. [RDS]
  • Two teams, one man, one Cup. The story of George McPhee. [La Presse]
  • Don’t “let them play.” Why playoff refereeing is bad for the sport. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Philadelphia Flyers prospect Samuel Morin tore his ACL playing in the AHL playoffs for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and is expected to be out until February. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Can Evander Kane live up to the lofty expectations of his new contract? [Sportsnet]
  • What lessons can the NHL learn from the Golden Knights? [Sportsnet]
  • People love a good underdog story, so why are they saying that the league stacked the deck in favour of Vegas? [On the Forecheck]
  • The NHL has been urged to avoid “unfit owner” Pierre Karl Péladeau when considering a Quebec City franchise. [Montreal Gazette]/

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