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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens and Galchenyuk continue to negotiate

In today’s links we take a look at the next probable contract announcement, the loss of Radulov, Drouin’s new number, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • With arbitration looming, contract talks between the Habs and Alex Galchenyuk’s camp continue
  • There’s no doubt about it, losing Alex Radulov to the Stars leaves a big hole in the lineup. [Sportsnet]
  • The Habs will need help from their development system in the near future [NHL]
  • Jonathan Drouin has picked his number

Enfin dévoilé, mon numéro sera le 92/ I will be wearing number 92 @canadiensmtl

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  • Steve Ott seems ok with the decision
  • Ales Hemsky is confident he can still play at the same level as he was in the past. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Washington Capitals signed former Hab Devante Smith-Pelley to a one-year contract. [Khurshudyan]
  • Which Habs fans mourned the loss of Radulov, Stars fans look forward to an exciting season. [DBD]
  • Marcus Johansson should fit in nicely with his new team. [AATJ]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks will look very different once the season gets going. [SCH]
  • Patrick Marleau’s departure from San Jose made sense, but was still shocking. [FTF]
  • The Capitals are in a world of hurt in terms of cap space, which means they’ll be counting on youngsters to make an impact. [Japers Rink]