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Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty’s situation continues to draw speculation

Here are your daily links, including the latest on Max Pacioretty’s contract talks (or lack thereof), Habs returning to Montreal ahead of camp, and more.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Pacioretty doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to make things simple for Marc Bergevin. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Reports say that Pacioretty will not negotiate any contract extensions (with the Habs or anyone else) once the regular season starts next month. [TSN]
  • Brendan Gallagher is back in Montreal to get ready for the season!
  • And Gallagher isn’t the only familiar face around town lately, as his teammates are also trickling in to join skates in Brossard. [Canadiens]
  • Habs’ 2018 third-rounder Cam Hillis is all set to start his sophomore season with the Guelph Storm. [OHL]
  • Safe to say this is one stacked roster:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL has earned a rather serious (or boring) reputation around the sports world, but some of these quotes show a very different side. [NHL]
  • The hockey world is mourning the passing of Winnipeg legend Ab McDonald. [CBC]
  • The defending Cup champs had a short summer, but they’ll join the rest of the NHL back at training camp this month, and Lars Eller is ready to put in the work. [NHL]
  • There are reports that the NHL may be looking to settle in concussion lawsuits. [TSN]
  • T25U25 continues: Winging it in Motown (#9: Dennis Cholowski), Silver Seven (#3: Colin White)