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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Reflections on Summer's End

With the NHL season just around the corner, Bergevin reflects on his summer, prospects get going, Crosby's jersey is retired in Rimouski, the Blues get their rings, and more in today's links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin discusses his summer moves including the Sebastian Aho offer sheet, and Jonathan Drouin. [985 FM (French) | English]
  • The power play remains Montreal’s Achilles Heel, but even with almost no personnel changes, there are still ways it can improve. [The Athletic]
  • The NHL season is still a few days away, but for many Habs prospects the season has already begun. [Canadiens]
  • Mattias Norlinder scored a snazzy goal for his third of the year. [Twitter]
  • Our own European expert appears on German podcast Glatteis to talk about the Habs. [Sportradio360]
  • The Rocket announce some roster cuts. [Twitter]
  • We will be having a watch party in Montreal for the opening game of the season on Thursday. If you’re interested in attending, check the link for details. [Facebook]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Has Edmonton given Connor McDavd enough support to make a difference? [The Athletic]
  • California is allowing college athletes to make money on endorsements — a move that will likely reshape the NCAA landscape. [Twitter]
  • Despite the “Hockey is for everyone” slogan, the NHL has a ways to go. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Sidney Crosby's return to Rimouski for his jersey retirement was brief but poignient. [The Athletic]
  • How Timothy Liljegren made the Maple Leafs. [The Athletic]
  • Speaking of Toronto, as a team stacked with young but experienced talent, simply making the playoffs is no longer good enough. [CBC]