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Thursday Habs Headlines: How strong are Canadiens playoff hopes?

Here are your daily links, including the Habs playoff chances this season, and Jonathan Drouin’s new colours.

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Six Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The folks at TSN 690 discuss how they expect the Habs to fare this season, and whether they should expect to make the playoffs or if they’re at risk of missing out. [TSN 690]
  • Jonathan Drouin showed off his new colours at NHL Media Day, posing in the bleu, blanc, et rouge. [Twitter]
  • Take a look behind the scenes as Shea Weber tested his speed in a race against a horse for a new McDonald’s commercial. [Canadiens]
  • Plenty of Habs players hit the ice in Brossard yesterday in preparation for the coming season. [Twitter]
  • This week in history, Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau was born. [NHL]
  • Sixth-round draft selection Michael Pezzetta is en route to Montreal for rookie camp. [Twitter]
  • Les Canadiennes are inviting fans to help inaugurate their new facility. [Canadiennes]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Erik Karlsson may miss the start of the season after the Senators’ defenceman underwent foot surgery this summer. [TSN]
  • Former Hab P.A. Parenteau has accepted a professional tryout with the Detroit Red Wings. [Twitter]
  • Failed offside challenges will now result in a minor penalty for the challenging team, making the decision to challenge tougher for coaches. [SN]
  • The Washington Capitals have cancelled their rookie tournament as a result of Hurricane Irma:
  • Josh Ho-Sang’s new skates feature a unique design. [Twitter]
  • Paul Bissonnette will be joining the Arizona Coyotes as a radio announcer and ambassador. [Coyotes]
  • Vox Media is looking for feedback on FanPosts on SB Nation websites like our own. [SBN]