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Sunday Habs Headlines: Saku Koivu is confident Artturi Lehkonen will make the Habs

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Here are your daily links, including the rise of Alex Galchenyuk, a Habs legend on Artturi Lehkonen’s chances, and the return of Carey Price.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Among those confident in Artturi Lehkonen’s ability to crack the Habs roster is none other than Saku Koivu.
  • After reaching the 30-goal mark last year, the coming season may be the one in which Alex Galchenyuk truly breaks out. [Montreal Gazette]
  • There is obvious reason to be excited about the return of Carey Price, but we must be careful about thinking his play will fix all of the Habs’ woes. [CBC]
  • In case you missed it, Martin Reway - who will miss Habs training camp - has been transferred to another hospital where he is being treated in ICU. [EOTP]
  • Canadiens goaltending prospect Michael McNiven has been the backbone of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The last World Cup of Hockey, held in 2004, seems like ages ago. Joe Thornton and Jay Bouwmeester, however, remember it fondly. [SI]
  • International tournaments can be a confusing time for fans, as Down Goes Brown illustrates in his list of the fifteen people you’ll meet during the World Cup of Hockey. [SN]
  • If you really just can’t get over your hatred for Brad Marchand, there are some good reasons to consider rooting for Team North America. [Eye on Hockey]
  • With an expansion draft looming next summer, will the Tampa Bay Lightning still opt to keep both of their goaltenders? [NBC]