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Saturday Habs Headlines: Karl Alzner prepares for his first home opener as a visitor in Washington

Your daily links, including a look at the Rocket’s opening day roster, Karl Alzner’s return to Washington, a clean slate for Brendan Gallagher, and more

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Karl Alzner will attend another Washington Capitals home opener, but for the first time, he’ll be wearing another team’s colours. [Canadiens]
  • What can fans expect from the inaugural season of the AHL’s Laval Rocket. [RDS]
  • Laval announced their opening night roster, which didn’t include Jakub Jerabek. [EOTP]
  • It’s a new season and a clean slate for Brendan Gallagher. All signs point to a bounce-back year. [RDS]
  • The injury sidelining David Schlemko does not appear to be letting up just yet. [JdM]
  • An EOTP duo hit the airwaves in Montreal as Jared joins Brad’s morning show to preview the CWHL season. [The Friday Morning After]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Down Goes Brown opens up the grab bag and talks about Frightened Boychuk, Infinite Jagr and the Muzzin Spot. [Vice Sports]
  • The ageless one, Jaromir Jagr, believes Connor McDavid has what it takes to score 100 goals in a season. [NHL]
  • The young McDavid does have his sights set on lofty scoring goals. [TSN]
  • Raw Charge takes a deeper look at how the 2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning were put together. [RC]
  • Speaking of the Lightning, the team’s superstar Steven Stamkos is set to return to play after nearly a year away. [NHL]
  • Kevin Shattenkirk learned he was going to be a New York Ranger before he even decided to sign with the team. [Player’s Tribune]
  • Alexandre Goulet, who was a tryout at both Habs’ and the Rocket’s camps, signed a pro deal in the ECHL. [Andrew Zadarnowski]
  • Brigitte Lacquette is blazing a trail for First Nations youth by hitting the ice. [The Athletic]
  • Tara Watchorn has officially retired from the CWHL. [The Ice Garden]