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Saturday Habs Headlines: Lars Eller lining up on the left wing

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including lines from training camp, the Habs 29th captain, and an injury update.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens have announced winger Max Pacioretty will serve as the 29th captain in franchise history. [Canadiens.comTSN]
  • You can watch the press conference that followed the announcement on the Canadiens official website. []
  • Two former Habs captains have applauded GM Marc Bergevin for his decision to have the players vote in their captain. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Right or wrong, there was much concern around how P.K. Subban would react to being passed over for the captaincy. The Habs defenseman was nothing but happy for his teammate. [RDS]
  • The Habs first intrasquad game took place on Friday, and it saw Lars Eller line up on the left wing alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander Semin. [Twitter]
  • According to Arpon Basu, it seems as though the plan is for Eller to remain on the left - and the Dane is excited about the possibility of sticking with that line:
  • Sticking with the intrasquad game, make sure to check out all the highlights from the contest here! [EOTP]
  • Michael Bournival was absent at camp, as he is still dealing with concussion symptoms. [La Presse]
  • With some impressive performances as of late, check out this interview with Habs prospect Artturi Lehkonen from earlier this year. [Frolunda HC]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Here's a great piece from Pension Plan Puppets focusing on the ignorance towards women's issues in hockey journalism. [PPP]
  • Montreal Stars' Marie-Philip Poulin has become a hockey superstar. [Canoe Sports]
  • Grantland has suggested a few new hockey season resolutions for the coming year in the NHL. [Grantland]
  • Despite being the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, Patrick Kane was met with cheers at Blackhawks training camp.[Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Polarizing prospect Josh Ho-Sang has been cut from New York Islanders training camp after showing up late for day one. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • In a bit of an odd move, the AHL's Syracuse Crunch have invited presidential candidate Donald Trump to coach the team. [Puck Daddy]
  • Auston Matthews, projected 1st overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, has scored his first professional goal in the Swiss league. [YouTube]