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Thursday Habs Headlines: Charles Hudon will have an opportunity to crack Canadiens’ roster

Here are your daily links, including Charles Hudon’s chances at making the Habs, Ryan Poehling’s development camp, and front office changes.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Habs’ Director of Player Personnel Martin Lapointe spoke highly of both Charles Hudon and Nikita Scherbak, and their respective chances at making it to the NHL. [TSN 690]
  • Ryan Poehling understands the expectations facing him, and the effort he’ll need to put in to make it to the big leagues. [NHL]
  • Marc Dumont joined TSN 1260 to discuss the Canadiens, including the addition of Jonathan Drouin. [Soundcloud]
  • After being surrounded by trade rumours for much of the summer, Alex Galchenyuk inked a new three-year contract with the Habs yesterday. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens made multiple changes to their development staff yesterday, notably hiring Francis Bouillon as player development coach. [EOTP]
  • Bouillon answered questions about his new appointment yesterday. [NHL]
  • Lapointe also clarified what his new role will entail, including more involvement at the pro level as well as some amateur scouting. [TVA]
  • Development Camp attendee Alexandre Alain overcame a lot to get to where he is today, after having a tumor near his spinal cord removed at age 15. [Canadiens]
  • Le bleu-blanc-et-rouge was well-represented at the Tour de France:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Pekka Rinne opens up about what it was like to come so close to a Stanley Cup, and reinforces his belief that the Predators will eventually take one home. [TPT]
  • Take a look at a few Hall of Fame players who returned to their former clubs in free agency. [THN]
  • The New York Rangers re-signed forward Jesper Fast yesterday to a three-year contract extension. [BSB]
  • Sebastian Aho will be coming to the NHL as he inked an entry-level deal with New York Islanders. [Twitter]
  • With free agency underway, Eric Koreen of The Athletic considers what exactly free agents owe their former teams. [The Athletic]
  • Former Habs defenceman Nikita Nesterov is narrowing down his list as he decides where he will play next season. [Twitter]