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Tuesday Habs Headlines: One down, here's to many more

Jesperi Kotkaniemi scores his first goal at the Bell Centre, Muller gets a contract extension, and the preseason is officially underway!

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • In the morning, Jesperi Kotkaniemi said he wanted to show the Habs what he was made of. In the evening he certainly helped his case. [Canadiens]
  • It doesn't technically count, but Kotkaniemi scored his first goal at the Bell Centre. [Twitter]
  • And it turns out it was a pretty incredible experience. [Twitter]
  • Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki are giving Habs fans a tantalising look at what might be. [The Athletic]
  • Kirk Muller is very happy to remain with the Habs for another two years. [Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens released goalie Samuel Harvey to his QMJHL team yesterday. [Twitter]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Florida Panthers name Aleksander Barkov captain. [Twitter]
  • The season hasn't even officially started, but Bob McKenzie is already talking to scouts about next year's projected number one pick, Jack Hughs. [TSN]
  • Darnell Nurse and Josh Morrissey both have new contracts under their belts, and are looking forward. [Sportsnet]
  • John Tavares is looking forward to making his Leafs debut. [NHL]
  • Pierre LeBrun catches up with Vegas’ newest Knight. [The Athletic]
  • They say it's darkest before the dawn, and things sure seem grim in Ottawa. [Sportsnet]
  • The doping situation at the Olympics could set a troubling precedent. [The Star]