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Friday Habs Headlines: Explaining the Canadiens’ lack of offence

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In today’s links, the underlying numbers say that the Habs are playing well, two members of the Rocket are waiting for a call-up, and a rejuvenated Yakupov is making the most of Colorado.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • How does one explain the lack of offence from the Habs? [RDS | Google Translate]
  • With Mark Streit on waivers, this weekend represents an opportunity to impress for Jakub Jerabek. [RDS]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers is waiting for a chance to return to the NHL. [TVA]
  • Fixing the Canadiens power play: a film analysis. [The Athletic]
  • It’s time to leave Alex Galchenyuk alone. [The Athletic]
  • The American forward’s value is not completely gone though. [Athletique]
  • ICYMI: Les Canadiennes’ roster is set for opening night. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens are offering FANatic Saturdays this year, with promotions, attractions, and discounts. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Sergio Momesso appeals for calm from the media regarding Alex Galchenyuk. [Twitter]
  • Ales and Julie Hemsky have news! [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Alex DeBrincat rubbed a little salt in the Canadiens’ wounds on Tuesday night. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nail Yakupov is thriving alongside Matt Duchene in Colorado. [Sportsnet]
  • The complex calculations of a coach’s challenge. [TSN]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are more than just a good story, they might be a good team. [TSN]
  • How Spokane shaped Kailer Yamamoto. [The Athletic]
  • Bodog odds say that Pete DeBoer will be the first coach fired this year. [TSN]
  • Instead of Toronto, the NHL this year will hold its November GMs meeting at the Windsor Hotel, where the league was conceived in 1917. [Pierre LeBrun]