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Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens need Karl Alzner to step up

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Here are your daily links, including Alzner’s need to adapt, Noah Juulsen looking forward to the season, Caps players avoiding the White House, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs will need more from Karl Alzner, and he will need to play within Claude Julien’s system. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The last of Montreal’s RFAs may be close to a deal. [TSN]
  • Learn more about one of the latest additions to Les Canadiennes: Geneviève Bannon. [CWHL]
  • Noah Juulsen is excited to continue growing with the Habs this season. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Brett Connolly will join teammate Devante Smith-Pelly in staying home from the Capitals’ White House visit. [TSN]
  • Part Three of Sportsnet’s Top 100 NHL players (#30-#11) does not include any Canadiens, but it’s an interesting mix of expected and underrated. [Sportsnet]
  • Mark Scheifele’s diet change may have something to do with his improved performance on the ice. [GQ]
  • Martin Brodeur has returned to New Jersey. [Sportsnet]
  • The Dallas Stars sent Jamie Benn and Ben Bishop to walk the plank. [Twitter]
  • Matt Stajan has chosen to leave the NHL and sign in Germany. [TSN]
  • Many star NHLers also play video games, and it doesn’t seem to have affected their on-ice play. [Sportsnet]