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Sunday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty deserves more credit, and less criticism

Here are your daily links, including Pierre McGuire’s defence of Max Pacioretty, Rookie Tournament news, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Pacioretty has a defender in Pierre McGuire, who called in to Montreal radio to discuss the Canadiens and some league news. [TSN 690]
  • What did we learn from Friday’s Rookie Tournament win over the Leafs? [Canadiens | Leafs | EOTP]
  • Fourth-rounder Victor Mete continues to show promise as a defensive prospect. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Marc-Antoine Godin weighed in on the Habs prospects and their chances for the upcoming season. [TSN 690]
  • Michael McNiven hopes to follow up on his OHL success by impressing with the Canadiens. [RDS]
  • Rookie Tournament notables include goaltender McNiven and a revitalized Martin Réway . [Radio-Canada]
  • Making the Canadiens roster isn’t going to be easy for those participating in rookie camp. [TVA Sports]
  • Les Canadiennes teammates tried something new over the weekend!

‪Cassandra Poudrier et Emerance Maschmeyer sont prêtes pour le saut! / Cassandra & Emerance are ready to jump! ‬

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  • Managing the Sherbrooke Phoenix is a rewarding challenge for Jocelyn Thibault. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Daniel Audette is ready for the challenge of his second pro season. [RDS]
  • A lot of players might be on the move as we head into the 2017-18 season. Could one of them make it to Montreal? [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Could Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews come face-to-face in the playoffs in the near future? [TSN]
  • The NHL recently partnered with the wider hockey community in a Declaration of Principles, but some fans remain suspicious. [Puck Daddy]
  • Drew Doughty might consider leaving Los Angeles to win somewhere else. [SB Nation]
  • Vancouver will be without Brendan Gaunce for at least the first month of the season following his shoulder surgery. [NBC Sports]
  • In case you were wondering, hockey players can’t draw.