Friday Habs Headlines: What does the future hold for Charles Hudon?

On today’s daily links, the IceCaps prepare to fight for their playoff lives, John Tavares discussion starts, and P.K. Subban is still P.K. Subban

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Is Charles Hudon still part of the Canadiens’ future? Marc Bergevin says he’s part of the plans. [La Presse]
  • Claude Julien has decisions to make regarding the assistant coaches he inherited. [TSN 690]
  • The St. John’s IceCaps face elimination tonight as they face off against the Syracuse Crunch. [The Telegram]
  • The Brampton Beast won Game 1 of their second round series 3-2 in overtime against the Manchester Monarchs in pursuit of the Kelly Cup. [ECHL]
  • Alexander Radulov gives some love back. [Twitter]/
  • If John Tavares isn’t extended by the Islanders, the Canadiens must pounce. [Sportsnet]
  • Montreal Canadiens fans are asking “what if” after P.K. Subban’s superlative Game 1. [Sportsnet]
  • 21 years ago, Claude Lemieux made an immediate impact as a 20-year-old rookie in the playoffs as the Canadiens won their 23rd Stanley Cup. []
  • Noah Juulsen impressed Sylvain Lefebvre in his professional debut on Wednesday night. [Scott Matla]/

Around the league and elsewhere:

  • Kevin Fiala’s season is over. [Twitter]/
  • Aleksander Barkov and Patrik Laine’s former team Tappara Tampere are Finnish league champions for the second consecutive year. [Twitter]/
  • What are the New Jersey Devils’ options with regard to Ilya Kovalchuk? [All About The Jersey]
  • Getting John Tavares is easier said than done. Just ask the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The Dallas Stars have signed Mattias Janmark to a 1-year contract extension. [Defending Big D]
  • Daniel Cleary is helping his hometown of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland remember their local heroes. [The Telegram]
  • 86 points before the second round of the playoffs. [TSN]
  • Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier are in a tight race for the No. 1 position in TSN’s draft rankings. [TSN]
  • The Arizona Coyotes have made changes to their Hockey Operations Department. []
  • Watching a grizzled veteran pursue his first Stanley Cup is an annual tradition. Down Goes Brown presents the top 10 remaining “Old Guys Without a Cup.” [Sportsnet]
  • The St. Louis Blues earned some respect on Wednesday night. [Twitter]/
  • Maybe Eugene Melnyk should spearhead an investigation into this. [Twitter]/

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