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Friday Habs Headlines: Attitude front and centre at Development Camp

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In today’s links, the Canadiens enter their prospect camp focusing on attitude, Jesperi Kotkaniemi arrives in Montreal, and the pursuit of John Tavares continues.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • “Attitude is everything” is the theme of this year’s Canadiens Development Camp. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Could Charles Hudon be the Canadiens’ solution at centre? [RDS]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi is the new focus of attention around town. [Hockey Inside/Out (Video)]
  • Jonathan Drouin is ready to play either wing or centre this upcoming season. [Andy Mailly-Pressoir]
  • The Habs forward also thinks that Anthony Duclair would be a fun acquisition for the CH. [Andy Mailly-Pressoir]
  • The Habs have expressed interest in Xavier Ouellet and Tobias Rieder. [RDS]
  • The Habs have no interest in Slava Voynov. [Renaud Lavoie]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Rick Nash may not return to the league next season. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The best way to acquiring a defenceman this off-season might be the trade market rather than the free-agent one. [The Hockey News]
  • Looking at the biggest bargains and risks in the UFA market. [Sportsnet]
  • Five UFAs that are flying under the radar. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The hockey dream is still alive for Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki, as he aims to start a new career in sledge hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Former OHL Draft first overall pick David Levin is aiming to be the first Israeli-born player to ever make the NHL as he attends Toronto Maple Leafs prospect camp. [Toronto Star]
  • Ten notable NHLers passed over by the Hockey Hall of Fame induction committee this year. [The Hockey News]
  • Surprise, surprise. Don Cherry doesn’t think Alexander Yakushev should be in the Hall of Fame before Paul Henderson. [CBC]
  • Nick Boynton and Daniel Carcillo regard the induction of Gary Bettman into the HHoF as a slap in the face. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ranking the six suitors for John Tavares’ hand in terms of fit. [Sportsnet]
  • There’s been a seventh team added to the hunt for John Tavares. [Adirondack Thunder]