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Friday Habs Headlines: A sense of urgency

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In today’s links, the Habs aren’t hitting the panic button yet, Max Pacioretty has the weight of the captaincy on his shoulders, and Connor McDavid has an early candidate for highlight of the year.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs are not panicking, but there’s a definite sense of urgency. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Max Pacioretty is feeling the full burden of the other “C” on his jersey. [The Athletic]
  • Could Alex Galchenyuk be a fit for the Pittsburgh Penguins? [TSN]
  • The Canadiens fell apart in Los Angeles, and someone has to find out why. [The Athletic]
  • Offence isn’t the only issue in Montreal, but Carey Price has bounced back from these streaks before. [TSN]
  • “Canadiens goaltender” is one of the more unenviable positions in hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Victor Mete is among the prospects on entry-level contracts approaching the nine-game mark. [Sportsnet]
  • Life-long Habs fan Jean-Louis Filion turns 90, and reminisces about his favourite Habs memories. [NHL.com]
  • Carey Price made one young fan’s night during Wednesday’s game against the Kings. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Anaheim Ducks are expecting reinforcements soon. [Anaheim Calling]
  • The Los Angeles Kings have signed Brooks Laich to a contract. [TSN]
  • Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been diagnosed with a concussion. [TSN]
  • James Duthie talks to Ken Dryden about Steve Montador and CTE in hockey. [TSN]
  • The City of Moscow will unveil a statue on October 25th to the late Soviet great Valery Kharlamov near the Luhzniki Arena, which hosted four games in the 1972 Summit Series. [Twitter]
  • Team Finland Olympian Annina Rajahuhta is heading to Kunlun Red Star. [The Ice Garden]