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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens put an emphasis on adding toughness over the summer

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Here are your daily links, including the Habs focus on getting “tougher”, the pressure that certainly must be mounting for Michel Therrien, and a pair of Canadiens defencemen leading the way for Team Russia.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens were featured on NBC Sports’ Pro Hockey Talk today, with a number of topics up for discussion. First, Michel Therrien has to be in the hot seat this season with his job - and entire NHL future - at risk. [PHT]
  • Also from PHT: hoping to acquire players more to his coaches’ liking, Marc Bergevin put an emphasis on acquiring toughness this offseason. Meanwhile, Sven Andrighetto will hope to make the jump and become a permanent NHLer. [PHT | Toughness | Andrighetto]
  • According to a fan vote, Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin are Team Russia’s top blue-liners in the offensive and defensive zones respectively. [TVA Sports]
  • Martin Lemay of RDS is of the opinion that Shea Weber will bring more to the Canadiens lineup than did P.K. Subban. [TSN 690]
  • In case you missed it yesterday, the Canadiens named 27 prospects to their rookie tournament roster. The tournament kicks off September 16th. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Tom Hunter of The Bloggers Tribune takes a look back at the historic 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union. [TBT]
  • Patrik Bexell had a chance to speak one-on-one with Detroit Red Wings prospect Christoffer Ehn after an SHL pre-season contest. [WIIM]
  • Vladimir Sobotka is expected to re-join the St. Louis Blues after the conclusion of the World Cup of Hockey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Among the topics in the Down Goes Brown grab bag - whether or not the World Cup signals the end of NHL participation at the Olympics. [Vice Sports]
  • The Arizona Coyotes have taken on their share of contracts this season, using cap space to their advantage - and hey, they might just immortalize the $29 million added in dead cap space. [LHH]