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Thursday Habs Headlines: Tomas Fleischmann's agent is hopeful for a contract

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Fleischmann's lack of a contract, Pacioretty's return and Crosby's still number one.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Will Tomas Fleischmann's preseason performance be enough to earn him a contract with the Montreal Canadiens? [La Presse]
  • In a camp without many surprises, Charles Hudon has been extremely impressive. [Sportlogiq]
  • Check out where Carey Price ranks among the top 50 goaltenders in the NHL! Okay so his ranking may not be a surprise, but check out the reasons behind his ranking. [Bleacher Report]
  • Captain Max Pacioretty will make his preseason debut today against the Ottawa Senators, exactly on schedule. [NHL]
  • Sidney Crosby took the top spot on TSN's Top 50 list for the sixth consecutive time. Can you guess the three Montreal Canadiens on that list and where they may have been ranked? [TSN]
  • With Pacioretty set to address the media today, here are some bold predictions on what he may say. [TSN 690]
  • Dale Weise is comfortable playing on David Desharnais's line and enjoys the instant chemistry they share on the ice. The duo and Tomas Fleischmann have been consistently putting up points throughout the preseason. [La Presse]
  • This week's episode of Ice Level is out, give it a listen. [EOTP}
  • The ruling on Guy Lafleur's civil suit was not in his favour:
  • Zach Fucale seems to be having a great time in St. John's. [Instagram]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Bill Guerin didn't hold anything back when he chirped then New York Islanders' rookie John Tavares, during Tavares' first NHL game. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Teams should really start using four forwards on the powerplay, instead of using the classic three forwards and two defensemen combination. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Is it time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to just let Lou Lamoriello do what he wants? [Puck Daddy]
  • Four words: Tim Horton's hockey donuts. This can't possibly get anymore Canadian. [Sportsnet]
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are your 2015 American League East division champions! It is so difficult to not be excited about the Jays right now. [National Post]