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Saturday Habs Headlines: Max Domi could surpass his career-best season

In today’s links, what to expect from Domi this year, the Canadiens’ concerning penalty kill and the most overrated advanced stats.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Domi’s stellar offensive play has been bolstered by a marked improvement in his defensive play. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens’ poor penalty kill remains an area of concern. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It is not his previous injuries but rather his ice time which might be hindering Paul Byron’s performance this season. [Le Devoir]
  • Despite having initially struggled, Ryan Poehling has since bounced back with the Laval Rocket. [The Athletic]
  • Seven games in, which areas do the Canadiens need to improve? [TSN]
  • That shot might have hurt Keith Kinkaid just a little:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Not all advanced stats are created equally. [ESPN]
  • The Dallas Stars haven’t gotten off to a good start this season. [NBC Sports]
  • Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov has been suspended 20 games after violating the NHL’s Performance Enhancing Substances policy. [Knights On Ice]
  • Some Canadian teams have impressed in certain areas, while struggling in others. [Sportsnet]
  • Now this young hockey player is both adorable and motivational. [CBS Sports]