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Sunday Habs Headlines: Karl Alzner eager to get back after what “wasn’t a very fun year of hockey”

In today’s links, Alzner’s reflections, Michael McCarron’s odds of making the team, and the Stanley Cup lands in Humboldt.

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NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Karl Alzner reflected on his performance last season, what he expects from this season and what he felt while watching his former team hoist the Cup. [Sportsnet]
  • Having returned from injury, Jake Evans is now solely focused on working his way onto the Montreal Canadiens. [NHL]
  • Michael McCarron will need to make a strong impression at training camp soon, if he hopes to grab a permanent spot on the big club. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The fine folks over at Habs Breakfast, including our very own Andrew Zadarnowski, drafted their all-time Canadiens starting line up. Pick your own starting five and see how they compare. [TSN 690]
  • The newly formed Newfoundland Growlers will be taking on the Brampton Beast in an exhibition series. [VOCM]
  • He may be a pint-sized player, but he can definitely outplay anyone else on the ice:

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Around the league and elsewhere

  • With the Toronto Maple Leafs adding both Hayley Wickenheiser and Noelle Needham to their staff, more opportunities might finally be opening up for women in the NHL. [Globe and Mail]
  • The Stanley Cup made an extremely special visit to Humboldt, Saskatchewan with Washington Capitals forward Chandler Stephenson. [Sportsnet]
  • Should the NHLPA bear responsibility for the plight of former hockey players? [Arctic Air Hockey]
  • Swedish prospect Victor Ejdsell blossomed from a relatively unknown asset from Nashville and into a crucial piece of the Rockford IceHogs. [Second City Hockey]
  • P.K. Subban’s bond with the Montreal Children’s Hospital remains as strong as ever. [Ottawa Citizen]