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Thursday Habs Headlines: Mark Streit signing raises questions about Andrei Markov’s future

Here are your daily links, including the return of Mark Streit, Alex Galchenyuk’s offensive contributions, and Daniel Carr’s chances of making the roster.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Eric Engels suggests that the signing of Mark Streit makes the return of Andrei Markov less likely than before. [SN]
  • With the large amount of moves made on the back end since the season ended, one thing is clear: the Habs will have a lot less offence from the blue line going forward. [L’actualité]
  • Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher led the way for the Habs when it came to carrying the puck into the offensive zone last season:
  • Daniel Carr spoke about his chances of cracking the Canadiens’ lineup in an interview with young writer Carter LaCorte. [CarterHud]
  • The Brampton Beast have added some depth to their blue line, adding 26-year-old Tyson Wilson. [Beast]
  • Jordie Benn celebrated 30 years of life yesterday with a look back at where it all began:

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. I haven't changed a bit since day one. #darth #yukoncornelius

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Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Hockey Canada has announced its rosters for a couple of pre-Olympic tournaments, with a few former Canadiens included. [TSN]
  • Two other players Hockey Canada may investigate adding to their Olympic team are international veterans Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile, Marc-Edouard Vlasic spoke about the resentment that will be felt if the NHL does not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. [CBC]
  • Will Butcher, the defenceman who won the 2017 Hobey Baker Award, will become an unrestricted free agent after rejecting the Colorado Avalanche. [NBC]