Montreal Canadiens news and notes:
- Mikey Reilly has been a two-way standout on the Habs’ blue line so far. [Montreal Gazette]
- Alexander Romanov is confident in his future development. [KHL - English]
- Bob McKenzie thinks that the Habs could move one of their surplus forwards. [TSN]
- Patrick Roy would have liked to be at the Bell Centre with the rest of his 1993 Habs teammates, but the Quebec Remparts had a game to play at the same time. [Journal de Montreal]
- “Your dream should be to play for the Canadiens,” says Joël Bouchard of his Laval Rocket charges. [Journal de Montreal]
- The 1993 team was one inspired by Jacques Demers. [Journal de Montreal]
- From Poehling and Price: why Marc Bergevin must straddle the line between the present and the future. [The Athletic]
- Shea Weber took to the ice for the first time this season at Thursday’s practice.
VOIR : Shea Weber a patiné pour la première fois à Brossard ce matin depuis son opération qu'il a subi cet été.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 11, 2018
WATCH: Shea Weber hit the ice in Brossard this morning for the first time since undergoing surgery this summer. #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/YY4Y76VqDo
- Claude Julien was insistent that this had no impact on Weber’s recovery timeline for good or for ill.
#Habs Julien said Weber’s first skate since surgery today has been planned for some time, and that there is no change to the timeline for his return.— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) October 11, 2018
- Four members of Les Canadiennes have been named to Canada’s Four Nations Cup roster.
Four members of @LesCanadiennes named to Canada's 4 Nations Cup roster (Maschmeyer, Poulin, Daoust, Saulnier). Caroline Ouellette named an assistant coach. Former #Habs assistant Perry Pearn named head coach.— Jared Book (@jaredbook) October 11, 2018
Around the league and elsewhere
- As more and more NHLers are speaking up about mental illness, the stigma around mental health is being smashed around the league. [The Athletic]
- The Ice Garden sits down with a player from each CWHL team as part of their season preview. [The Ice Garden]
- Rinks to Reefs: how broken hockey sticks are now serving as oyster breeding grounds. [USA Hockey Magazine]
- Kasperi Kapanen is taking advantage of the absence of his best friend, William Nylander. [Sportsnet]
- The Vancouver Canucks will retire the numbers of Henrik and Daniel Sedin next season. [Sportsnet]
- Down Goes Brown takes a scientific look at who the best GM of all time is. [The Athletic]
- On National Coming Out Day, Katie Barnes reflects on how the sports world has changed in the decade since she came out. [ESPNW]
- The New York Islanders and the LGBT Network have announced an anti-bullying partnership in Long Island and New York City schools. [New York Islanders]
- Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny are carrying on the “Golden Misfits” persona. [ESPN]
- Austin Watson has had his 27 game suspension reduced on appeal to 18 games by an independent arbitrator.
Some breaking NHL news here in Nashville: An independent arbitrator has reduced the 27-game suspension given to Predators forward Austin Watson following his domestic violence arrest down to 18 games on appeal.— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) October 11, 2018