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Saturday Habs Headlines: Too soon to talk extension for Alexander Radulov

While Alexander Radulov has impressed early on, there’s lots of games left on his current contract, Andrew Shaw has been well deployed, and Montreal’s prospects are showing promise.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It’s too soon to start the machine on extending Alexander Radulov. There’s lots of season left and many reasons to wait. [NBC Sports]
  • The Canadiens got pasted by Columbus on Friday, and this gif of Brendan Gallagher’s reaction to the 6-0 goal pretty much sums up how we all felt. [gfycat]
  • Just how bad was the game in which Al Montoya allowed all 10 goals in a shutout loss?
  • Andrew Berkshire takes a look at the numbers behind how Andrew Shaw is being well utilized so far this year. [RDS]
  • Mark Barberio has been making the most of his time with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. Though plus-minus is not a great statistic to benchmark anything, his early season stumble out of the gate has been followed with impressive play. [The Telegram]
  • 91.9 FM in Montreal will be broadcasting AHL Rocket de Laval games for the next five years. [NHL]
  • Mikhail Sergachev starts a play that was ended with a goal by another Habs prospect, Jeremiah Addison.
  • Noah Juulsen will be featured in back-to-back games on NHL Network on November 7th and 8th, for the 2016 Canada-Russia Series. [Everett Silvertips]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • There was a blunder on the NHL.com shop that revealed the St. Louis Blues’ planned jersey for the 2017 Winter Classic. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have offered a tryout contract to veteran goaltender Karri Ramo. [La Presse]
  • The New York Rangers have made a few tweaks to make their team one of the most legitimately scary offences in the NHL. [The Score]
  • The Las Vegas franchise wants to simulate an expansion draft every month in preparation for the real thing. Puck Prose has decided to do the same. [Puck Prose]
  • Max Domi took a page out of his father’s book with an impressive display of fisticuffs. [Streamable]
  • It is now confirmed there will be no outdoor NHL game on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. [La Presse]
  • John Tortorella had a great moment in a press conference when he caught himself the moment just before swearing. [TSN]