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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens should break the 100-point mark this season

In today’s links, Dennis Bernstein reserves high hopes for Habs, Jonathan Drouin’s chances of making us forget about Radulov, Galchenyuk’s woes, and much more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Dennis Bernstein believes the Canadiens will break the 100 point plateau this year. [TSN 690]
  • Andrew Berkshire walks us through the top 23 wingers in the league based on statistics. Spoiler alert, the Habs’ captain is number five. [Sportsnet]
  • Too many players have fallen short at camp this year, says François Gagnon. [TSN]
  • Will Jonathan Drouin be able to make Habs fans forget about Alexander Radulov? [RDS]
  • Things seem to be in a steady state of decline for Alex Galchenyuk, who finished his last playoff game on the fourth line, and may just start the season there too. [La Presse]
  • There are some aspects of life in a hockey team that aren’t obvious to outside observers. Rookies, it seems, are not above being star-struck. [John Lu]
  • Paul Byron is a handyman, both on and off the ice. [Montreal Gazette]
  • One day after the Canadiens’ coach suggested the team may need to acquire more help on the blue-line, rumours continue to swirl about the team’s interest in depth-forward and character guy Chris Neil. [La Presse]
  • Here’s a photo of the legendary Jean Béliveau that you may not have seen before.
  • Jared Book takes a look back at the rise of women’s hockey icon Charline Labonté from scrappy young hopeful to an Olympic champion and inspiration. [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • One of the marks of greatness is to never settle, never be satisfied. That certainly describes the attitude of superstar forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who expects more from himself this year. [NHL]
  • Jaromir Jagr will not dress for Kladno in the KHL, possibly by request of an interested NHL club. [Zdenek Janda]
  • In fact, there could be as many as three teams in the mix for Jagr’s services. [NBC Sports]
  • The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a contract extension. [Senators]
  • Pierre LeBrun believes this year could see more trade action from the NHL’s General Managers. [FRS]
  • The NHL is the least diverse of the major four pro sports leagues in North America, leaving its 30-odd african-american players isolated. Now the spotlight is on them as everyone tries to get a soundbite regarding anthem protests. [The Star]
  • Retired former Habs player Eric Chouinard has been introduced as the new Director of Player Safety in Quebec’s major-junior hockey league. [QMJHL]