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Saturday Habs Headlines: A Rose in Summer

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Jacob de la Rose speaks about his summer plans and his excitement for the fall, Caroline Oullette discusses her past, present, and future, and Tomas Plekanec talks about the things he missed most about Montreal.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jacob de la Rose is happy to be back in the bleu-blanc-rouge. [Instagram]
  • How did he celebrate his re-signing, and what is he up to this summer? The Habs caught up with him after he signed. [Canadiens]
  • Caroline Ouellette talks about women’s hockey, Marie-Philip Poulin, family, and her future plans. [LaPresse]
  • With the news that Shea Weber is going to be out until December, things look dire, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be as bad as all that. [The Athletic]
  • Tomas Plekanec is very glad to be back in Montreal. Here are some of the things/places he missed the most. [Canadiens]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi celebrated his 18th birthday, and some Habs gear made an appearance! [Instagram]

18th birthday with these beauties! : @karoliinapar

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  • Alexandre Burrows started in the ECHL, and was never drafted. After 13 NHL season, he's retired and joined the Rocket coaching staff. [NHLPA]
  • Will Bitten has a thank you for the fans this week. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The hockey world was glued to social media on Thursday night as it seemed that an Erik Karlsson trade was forthcoming. So what's the situation then? [TSN]
  • Hana Engel opens up to set the record straight, and to talk about her road to recovery after she was almost immolated at a quiet dinner gathering at Cody Ceci’s this spring. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • In the ongoing Ottawa saga, AGM Randy Lee has pleaded not guilty. [TSN]
  • So after free agency, who's improved the most (so far) this summer? [Sportsnet]
  • The Czech team has been making a lot of changes lately. The most recent? A new logo to replace the iconic coat of arms. [Sports Logos]
  • The RCMP have arrested the driver of the truck involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. [Twitter | NBC Sports]
  • The Caps’ Summer with Stanley continues, as Alex Ovechkin will bring the cup to the World Cup Fan Fest in Moscow. [NHL]
  • Jack Eichel has changed his number from 15 to 9. He's not the first star in NHL history to do so. [TSN Hockey]