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Sunday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi emerging as one of Canadiens’ top playmakers

In today’s links, the Kotkaniemi effect, trying on turtlenecks, and predicting Team North America.

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Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jasper Kotkaniemi’s playmaking skills are already in full display in only a handful of games. [Sportsnet]
  • Why was Jonathan Drouin struggling to find his game early on this season? [TSN]
  • Life can’t seem to get much better for Phillip Danault, who is set to become a father next February. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Either Nikita Schebak or Jacob de la Rose might be on the trading block. [The Athletic Support]
  • The rest of the Canadiens tried on Tomas Plekanec’s turtlenecks to hilarious results:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Figuring out who will make the 2018 roster of Team North America will be quite a challenge. [The Athletic]
  • The Las Vegas Golden Knights might still be reeling from the effects of the Imagine Dragons curse. [Knights On Ice]
  • Though NHL teams are averaging a higher amount of goals per game to start the season, this is unlikely to continue throughout the year. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexei Emelin turned down the opportunity to join the Washington Capitals. [TSN]
  • The Nashville Predators took some twitter backlash in stride. [NHL]