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Monday Habs Headlines: All signs point to Charles Hudon making it permanent

Here are your daily links including Hudon close to grabbing an NHL spot, the annual intra-squad scrimmage, and Plekanec’s spark revived.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Many signs point to this being the year that Charles Hudon makes it into the big club. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • If anyone can relate to Hudon as he looks to grab a permanent spot with the Canadiens this year, it’s Tomas Plekanec. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Teaming up with Hudon and Artturi Lehkonen could be just the spark Plekanec needs. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Hudon emerged as one of the standouts when he took part in the annual Red vs. White Intra-squad Scrimmage, registering three assists. [NHL]
  • Ales Hemsky wants to play responsible hockey and the Canadiens want to see if he can take advantage playing with offensive producers like Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty. [Sportsnet]
  • And if he can’t cut it, perhaps Lehkonen is the man for the job. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Drouin talks about his first appearance at the Bell Centre following the scrimmage. [NHL]
  • There’s a good chance that Jordie Benn will be dancing with Shea Weber on the blue line this season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • 16,000 fans celebrated as the Canadiens returned to the Bell Centre for their annual scrimmage. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Hockey couldn’t have come soon enough for some fans!

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Alexander Radulov believes that with the packed arsenal of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, his new team is a good contender to lift the Stanley Cup. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Taylor Hall is expected to do more during the 2017-18 season, and he couldn’t agree more. [All About the Jersey]
  • Patric Hornqvist’s hand injury is preventing him from attending the beginning of training camp. [Pensburgh]
  • The rest of the NHL have one big goal in common: preventing a Penguins Stanley Cup three-peat. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Tyler Wong scored the first goal for the Vegas Golden Knights during their pre-game against the Vancouver Canucks. He went on to complete the hat trick.