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Saturday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien impressed thus far by Alexander Radulov

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Here are your daily links, including Michel Therrien’s comments on training camp and the performance of Alexander Radulov, and how Saku Koivu can relate to the pressure facing Max Pacioretty.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Head coach Michel Therrien was happy with what he saw from his players during yesterday’s scrimmage, while Alexander Radulov was impressed with the Montreal crowd. [La Presse]
  • While Therrien may have an idea of what the team’s top six forwards will look like come October, that doesn’t mean there aren’t spots up for grabs in camp. [RDS]
  • Somewhat overlooked for those spots - for whatever reason - has been Charles Hudon, who is simply focused on doing his best. [RDS]
  • If there is anyone who can relate to the type of pressure Max Pacioretty is facing, it is most certainly Saku Koivu. [NHL.com]
  • Speaking of Koivu, the former Habs captain has been enjoying his retirement after spending nearly two decades in the NHL. [WCH]
  • In typical fashion, Andrei Markov kept reporters on their toes during the World Cup:
  • Among those immortalized by Canada Post on a 2016 Hockey Night Heroes stamp will be Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur. [NHL.com]
  • Prospect Victor Mete was in action last night, and back to his usual self
  • We’re looking for contributors to help with the site this season! [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Against all the odds, Team North America’s push to qualify for the semi-finals was the highlight of the World Cup of Hockey’s round robin and will be a lasting memory. [The Star]
  • Arpon Basu takes a look back at Manon Rheaume - who, in 1992, dealt a giant blow to the gender barrier in North American professional sports. [NHL.com]
  • ESPN and Rogers may be together revolutionizing the way we watch hockey on TV with the virtual board advertisements on display at the World Cup. [Puck Daddy]
  • The beauty of Phil Kessel’s tweet, digging at Team USA’s failure without him, is in the fact that he finally retaliated against his doubters. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • The Dallas Stars are dealing with every NHL club’s nightmare as three of their players - including Tyler Seguin - are now dealing with injury issues suffered at the World Cup. [PHT]