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Saturday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi in action

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The first-round Finn’s pre-season begins, as well as music, signings around the league, and more in today's links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a pretty decent showing in yesterday's game. [Twitter]
  • We're well into summer music festival season — here are the songs that would feature in Nikita Scherbak's dream festival. [Canadiens]
  • Dave Stubbs had lunch with Max Pacioretty, and they stopped by the Forum afterwards. [Twitter]
  • What does Nicholas Deslauriers’ ultimate hockey player look like? [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Brad Marchand chats with La Press about the Bruins/Canadiens rivalry and more. (There's also a separate bit on Habs prospect Xavier Ouellet further down.) [La Presse]
  • The Red Wings have signed Dylan Larkin for the next five years. [Twitter]
  • The Preds are still working on Ryan Ellis’ contract. [TSN]
  • John Scott is back in business, and has a new podcast. [Twitter]
  • The London Knights are in the midst of a management restructuring. [London Knights]
  • There is talk of a tribute to recognize Gerard Gallant in his hometown. [Yahoo Sports]
  • There may be some good news for the Sens after Melnyk's meeting with Ottawa's mayor. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • ESPN looks at some of the most baffling contracts signed this summer, as well as Alex Kovalev's comments about the current state of the NHL. [ESPN]