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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Analyzing the Canadiens’ roster

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In today’s links, an in-depth look at this year’s roster, Cale Fleury and Nick Suzuki are staying up with the big squad, and previews for this upcoming season from every angle.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • A line-by-line, pairing-by-pairing analysis of the 2019-20 Montreal Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • Cale Fleury has earned a new job and a new number. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Fleury and fellow rookie Nick Suzuki deserved their roster spots, says Marc Bergevin. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The pair were delighted to hear the news. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Ten bold... and not so bold predictions for the Habs this year. [The Athletic]
  • The Canadiens will be broadcast on TSN, Sportsnet, RDS, and TVA this year, much like last year. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Laval Rocket have signed Kevin Lynch to a one year AHL contract.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Ten names on the hot seat this season. [TSN]
  • The twenty players who will define the season as we head to 2020. [Sportsnet]
  • Down Goes Brown has your guide to overreacting to the first few games of the season. [The Athletic]
  • The NHL is already rife with trade candidates before the drop of a single puck in anger. [Sportsnet]
  • The best and worst case scenarios for each team in the Atlantic Division. [Sportsnet]
  • Evander Kane has been suspended three games for physical abuse of officials. [Sportsnet]
  • Bob McKenzie is surprised that all of the RFAs signed before the start of the season. [TSN (Video)]
  • Understanding Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen begins in Finland. [The Athletic]
  • Lee Stempniak has retired after 14 NHL seasons. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Bryan Little has a concussion and Nathan Beaulieu will miss four weeks with an upper body injury. [TSN]
  • Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks will announce captains for their home openers. [TSN (Toronto|Vancouver)]
  • The NHL has come to a new four-year labour agreement with the officials’ association.

The wide world of sports

  • Track coach Antonio Salazar, recently banned for orchestrating athlete doping, reportedly briefed Nike CEO Mark Parker repeatedly on doping violations and doping-related experiments. [CNBC]