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Saturday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty flying under the radar

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Max Pacioretty is better than you think he is, Plekanec’s morale strong despite slump, who’s the best ever NHL rookie, franchise rumours and more!

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Habs captain Max Pacioretty has long been underestimated and underappreciated. [Vice Sports]
  • Tomas Plekanec is having a tough start to the season, but he’s keeping his calm and knows with hard work, results will follow. [La Presse]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs think of the Habs’ goaltender Carey Price as the gold standard. [ESPN]
  • Charlie Lindgren is in his first full season with the organization, and he’s absolutely lighting it up. [TVA Sports]
  • Cassandra Poudrier has been a tremendous addition to Les Canadiennes, and she highlights the passion behind her and the team’s play. [Fanrag Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Who was the best rookie of all-time in the NHL? Sportsnet narrows it down to the top five. [Sportsnet]
  • With a game against the Canadiens on Friday night, the Hurricanes also had to deal with new rumours of the team’s potential sale. [The Score]
  • With the official announcement coming Tuesday, could the Las Vegas franchise be called Desert Knights? [Puck Daddy]
  • Five games into its sophomore season, the NWHL has announced to its players that they must take pay cuts in order for the league to survive financially through the remainder of the current season. [The Ice Garden]
  • A hockey apparel maker scored a deal on Dragon’s Den. [Financial Post]