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Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty would be in favour of scrapping morning skates

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Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty talking about practice, Daniel Carr’s effectiveness, WJC preliminary rosters, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Pacioretty thinks the Habs would benefit from eliminating morning skates. [Sportsnet]
  • The captain misses playing with Alexander Radulov, but Pacioretty hopes to bring more of the Russian’s style of play to the table. [The Athletic]
  • In the times he’s been called up, Daniel Carr has been an improvement for the fourth line. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Habs recently lost Brandon Davidson on waivers to Edmonton, but Marc Dumont joined the Morning Show to discuss whether that was a smart move. [TSN 690]
  • Despite a loss to the Blues on Tuesday, the Canadiens are looking much better since their rough start to the season. [Sportsnet]
  • Brendan Gallagher is dominating from the Habs’ “third line.” [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The role of the NHL defenceman is evolving, and that can be seen best in some of the league’s up-and-coming talent. [Elite Prospects]
  • Sweden announced their preliminary roster for the 2018 World Junior Championship.
  • Bob McKenzie reflected on why it may be time for Seattle to join the NHL. [TSN]
  • It’s the beginning of the month, which means it’s time for updated 2018 NHL Draft prospect rankings. [ISS Hockey | Sportsnet]
  • Shayne Gostisbehere had a lot of people help him get to where he is now, but he owes a special thanks to his sister. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • Team Canada now has an official camp roster for WJC.