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Sunday Habs Headlines: The Montreal Canadiens’ weaknesses have been on full display this season

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In today’s links, the Canadiens have gotten off to a bad start, and that probably shouldn’t be surprising, Hudon getting frustrated, women’s hockey players gelling, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The first eight games of the season have shown all the weaknesses of the roster that was assembled in the off-season. [Sportsnet]
  • In case you missed it, David St-Louis investigated the problems the Habs have on the power play, and in the process found a lot of what ails the 2017-18 Canadiens. [EOTP]
  • The Habs have dug themselves a hole to start the season, but that’s not exactly a shocking scenario. [Le Journal de Montreal]
  • Charles Hudon knows his first NHL goal is just a matter of time, but is getting frustrated with his lack of finish. [Le Journal de Montreal]
  • Les Canadiennes pose for a few photos during their team-building trip:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The two Chinese CWHL teams begin their inaugural seasons with one eye on the upcoming Winter Olympics. [Sportsnet]
  • Team Canada’s women’s team is in Quebec City, with some of the top players in the world preparing for the sport’s biggest event. [Twitter - Hockey Canada]
  • For Canada’s men’s team, the roster may be comprised of some CHL stars, if Hockey Canada’s request is accepted. [Sportsnet]
  • Taylor Hall believes teammate Nico Hischier is in the NHL to stay:
  • The New Jersey Devils unveiled the details of their partnership with the NWHL’s Metropolitan Riveters. [Devils.com]
  • Jaromir Jagr moved into a tie for second all-time in NHL games played, matching Gordie Howe’s 1924 matches. (Unfortunately Jagr had to leave the game with an injury.) [NHL PR]