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Friday Habs Headlines: With training camp starting up, some roster spots will be hotly contested

In today’s links, training camps open, Jakub Jerabek gave up a lot for his shot at the NHL, Jonathan Drouin is facing immense pressure, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • As the 61 players come together at training camp, the most intense battles will be for a spot on defence. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • “I’m pretty sad because [Jerabek] was one of my top defencemen working for the national team, he’s one of my top guys!” Jakub Jerabek is sacrificing money, certainty, and the Olympics to pursue the NHL dream. [The Athletic]
  • Jonathan Drouin leads TSN’s list of top 10 players under pressure this season. [TSN]
  • Three questions facing the Habs on the power play this season. [The Athletic]
  • Hockey is a family affair for Thomas Ebbing. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Laval Rocket are built to compete. [The Athletic]
  • Getting ready for the season in the weight room. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Cale Fleury talks about his time at Habs rookie camp. [Kootenay Ice]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Miro Heiskanen might not be at Dallas Stars training camp due to a concussion. [Defending Big D]
  • For Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Mikhail Sergachev, the OHL is not an option. [TSN]
  • Rasmus Dahlin leads Bob McKenzie’s pre-season draft rankings. [TSN]
  • Kevin Bieksa demonstrates how to clear the front of the net. [Instagram]