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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Is Victor Mete the answer to play with Shea Weber?

In today’s links, Mete’s chances of starting the season on the top pairing, Hudon isn’t alone on his journey to the NHL, and the role of the league to effect societal change continues to be discussed.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Victor Mete could be the perfect foil to Shea Weber. [TSN]
  • With every goal, Charles Hudon steps closer to the NHL, and his friend Nicholas Antonelli is with him every stride of the way. [NHL.com]
  • This Canadiens season preview anticipates the team is preparing for a deep playoff run. [NHL.com]
  • Arpon Basu joined Leafs Lunch to talk about how Alex Galchenyuk has been set up to fail from the start. [TSN (Video)]
  • Nikita Scherbak needs to put in more work to make the big club. [La Presse]
  • The Russian youngster is staying upbeat and positive though about his NHL goal. [The Athletic]
  • Martin Reway is slated to play this weekend. [Marc Dumont]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are “blowing it” with their decision to visit the Trump White House. [Vice Sports]
  • Georges Laraque called the Penguins’ move “embarrassing.” [Global News]
  • The NHL has always been big on words, but short on action when it comes to standing for societal equality. [The Raw Charge]
  • For the first time ever, Crosby is not at the top of TSN’s Top 50 Players list. [TSN]
  • Ranking the top 31 prospects of the 2018 NHL Draft [The Athletic]
  • The Vegas Golden Knights are open to trading one of their many defencemen. [Sportsnet]
  • Frank Corrado aside, there were a few interesting names on waivers on Tuesday. [James Mirtle]