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Friday Habs Headlines: Nathan Beaulieu believes the Canadiens can be the league's best team

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including a lot of confidence from within, the ever-underrated Tomas Plekanec, and another link between the team and Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It certainly appears as though the Habs have been able to put it all together, and the players believe they can be the best team in the league. [La Presse]
  • Jonathan Willis takes a look at which factors, exactly, are responsible for the Canadiens perfect start. [Sportsnet]
  • Tomas Plekanec, like many Habs players, is off to a great start to the season. TSN 690 discusses how Plekanec continues to be underrated. [TSN 690]
  • With the Canadiens only a few wins away from NHL history, Mike Condon is looking at his start in Buffalo tonight as "just another game". [RDS]
  • Friday's game against Buffalo will see Brendan Gallagher take on his former Habs mentor, Josh Gorges, with whom he still keeps in touch. [La Presse]
  • St. John's Ice Caps forward Bud Holloway finds himself near the top of AHL scoring:
  • In case you missed it, the Brampton Beast have added Habs rookie camp invitee Angelo Miceli to their roster. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • While there are more Canadians in the league than any other nationality, they do not make up the majority of the NHL this season - for the first time in league history. [TSN]
  • Dan Girardi has been a staple of the New York Rangers' blue-line for some time now, but the veteran defender might just belong among the league's worst contracts. [TSN]
  • The NHL has alleged that lawyers have been "ghostwriting" articles on behalf of players regarding the league's handling of head injuries. [TSN]
  • Cam Ward has taken some "advice" on goaltending from an unlikely source - an Uber driver - and it worked! [Eye on Hockey]
  • Todd Richards was fired by the Columbus Blue Jackets very early into the season - take a look at some other coaches who might just be next. [Grantland]
  • Zac Rinaldo dodged suspension for his hit on Sean Couturier. [Pro Hockey Talk]