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Thursday Habs Headlines: Alex Radulov to bolster Montreal’s offence

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Here are your daily links, including Radulov’s potential impact, not excusing Shaw’s hit and the cap crunch in Chicago.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • While the Canadiens have had difficulties scoring goals over the last two years, new offseason acquisition Alex Radulov might just change that. [NBC]
  • Andrew Shaw shouldn’t get a free pass for his dangerous hit on Washington Capitals defenceman Connor Hobbs. [La Presse]
  • Both Nathan Beaulieu and Greg Pateryn have had solid starts to their preseason. [NHL]
  • Canadiens returning from the World Cup are quickly putting that experience behind them to focus on the season ahead. [JDM]
  • Hey, do you want to join the EOTP team? Then what are you waiting for? Apply! [EOTP]
  • It’s been tough being a Canadiens fan so far this year, but hang in there. [La Presse]
  • Coach Michel Therrien is trying out a new pairing:
  • The first cut has been made:
  • Is an outdoor game coming to Montreal?

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Though Artemi Panarin’s asking price is reasonable, the Chicago Blackhawks will have a tough time retaining the Calder Trophy winning forward. [SCH]
  • With the Toronto Maple Leafs still continuing to re-build, which of their players might be traded next season? [PPP]
  • The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year contract. [LHH]
  • Could Brad Marchand’s new contract with the Boston Bruins hurt the Calgary Flames, as they try to re-sign forward Johnny Gaudreau? [M&G]
  • Here are the remaining RFAs: