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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Montreal could still win the Atlantic Division

Your daily links, including a (much-needed) reminder that the Habs are a good team, a quick update on Jonathan Drouin, more of new fan fave Victor Mete, and much more.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It’s easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom cycle, but there’s still reason to believe the Habs could top the Atlantic Division this season. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Jonathan Drouin did not dress for the preseason game in Toronto, but have no fear:
  • Prospect Nikita Scherbak is disappointed by his training camp, but still trusts in his ability to make it to the NHL. [JdM]
  • Victor Mete has impressed many so far. Pierre McGuire weighs in on the young prospect. [TSN 690]
  • Mete credits his new gear to Shea Weber’s influence. [Joey Alfieri]
  • The young prospect spoke to the media ahead of Monday’s game in Toronto. [Canadiens]
  • Brett Lernout on how playing in Laval puts more pressure on the Habs’ AHL team than being on the Rock. [Rocket]
  • Two summers have come and gone, and Marc Bergevin made significant deals both times. John Lu believes the acquisition of Jonathan Drouin will be the GM’s legacy move. [TSN 1150]
  • Les Canadiennes’ netminder has announced her retirement. Leaving hockey as a champion, Charline Labonté has decided to trade in her helmet for a chef’s hat. [EOTP]
  • The Habs send stick taps out to the newly retired goaltender.
  • Terry Mosher has spent five decades drawing witty one-cell statements, many of which involve the Canadiens. Get ready for another hockey season with Aislin. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Take a look at all of Canada’s NHL teams to see who has the best chance of bringing the Stanley Cup back North of the border. [SN]
  • NHL GM’s usually meet in Toronto during the month of November, but this year, they’ll meet up at Montreal’s Windsor Hotel, where the league was born nearly a century ago. [JdM]
  • Paul Kariya surfaces and talks about his concussions and hockey. [TSN]