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Sunday Habs Headlines: Paul Byron feeling the pressure from the prospects in the system

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In today’s links, Byron redoubles his training efforts, several teams are in need of a new captain, and Las Vegas’ NHL team officially has a home.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Tomas Plekanec, Paul Byron, and Alexei Emelin have been training in Montreal for the majority of the off-season, along with prospects Nikita Scherbak and Simon Bourque. [Canadiens.com]
  • Emelin has also added mountain climbing to his regimen, it seems [Instagram]
  • Andrei Markov has been getting a workout of a different sort this summer:
  • SB Nation’s Nashville Predators blog has posted their part of a Q&A with us regarding the Shea Weber for P..K. Subban trade. [On The Forecheck]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • This summer has seen the departure of the captain of a few NHL franchises, while others went at least part of last year without one. Who are the candidates to earn the C for the Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Carilina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, and Florida Panthers? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • A lot of the discussion following the Dennis Wideman check of linesman Don Henderson surrounded the supplemenatary discipline of the Calgary Flames defenceman, but it seems that the man on the receiving end may be forced to hang up his skates as a result. [The Score]
  • There is a lot of money being paid out to those who will be in Rio for the Summer Olympic Games. But not to the competing athletes. [The Washington Post]
  • Las Vegas now has a fully functional arena for its hockey team to move into to start to the 2017-18 season: