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Sunday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi deserves his spot

In today’s links, the benefits of keeping Kotkaniemi, Waite’s thoughts on Price, and ranking NHL mascots from a child’s point of view.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There are no real disadvantages to Jesperi Kotkaniemi staying on with the Montreal Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of the young Finn, concerns regarding his contract should have no effect on whether he should stay in Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • Stéphane Waite believes that Carey Price can return to form this season. [La Voix De L’Est]
  • There is little chance that Marc Bergevin will trade Shea Weber. [TSN 690]
  • The Canadiens’ fortunes have turned so drastically in three years. [Le Journal de Montreal]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Where does newest NHL mascot Gritty rank among all the other mascots? [The Athletic]
  • Here are the most optimistic and pessimistic outlooks for each NHL team next season. [Sportsnet]
  • The Buffalo Sabres have a new duo starting in net this season. [Die By The Blade]
  • Luleå Hockey emerged victorious in their Champions Cup matchup with the Metropolitan Riveters. [NWHL]
  • There is a new website that’s going to change women’s hockey evaluations. [The Ice Garden]