Thursday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec a positive influence on Artturi Lehkonen

Here are your daily links, including Plekanec’s mentoring of Artturi Lehkonen and whether Alexander Radulov will return.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Ismo Lehkonen, father of Artturi, expressed his gratitude to Tomas Plekanec for taking his son under his wing. [La Presse]
  • The Habs Lunch panel discusses whether Marc Bergevin will be able to re-sign Alexander Radulov this summer. [TSN 690]
  • A French-Canadian, Stefan Leblanc is excited to return to his roots with the Laval Rocket next season. [TVA]
  • Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas tried his hand at driving the zamboni for the Canadiens: /
  • The Habs’ ECHL-affiliate Brampton Beast will be holding an open tryout at the end of July. [Brampton Beast]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • P.K. Subban did not practice with the Nashville Predators yesterday. [RDS]
  • There’s no reason for someone like Jonathan Toews to avoid speaking out on issues like climate change simply because he’s a hockey player. [SCH]
  • Former Hab Manny Malhotra has been named to the Vancouver Canucks new coaching staff. [Twitter]
  • Mike Bossy pens a letter to his younger self, reliving the early days of his junior and professional hockey career. [TPT]
  • The average age of NHL viewers on television is getting older: /
  • Buffalo Sabres prospect Rasmus Asplund has elected to stay in Sweden amidst turnover in the team’s front office. [DBTB]/

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