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Monday Habs Headlines: Joel Armia is playing like a heavyweight

In today’s links, Armia is showing his heavyweight status, Thompson gets to play in front of his son, Drouin’s ice time is off, Kinkaid’s amazing save, and more.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal News and Notes

  • On a small team like Montreal, Joel Armia is beginning to show that he can play like a heavyweight. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nate Thompson speaks openly about his three years of sobriety. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Thompson had Sunday’s Minnesota matchup circled on his calendar for months because it means he gets to play in front of one of his biggest supporters...his son. [NHL]
  • Cole Caufield is off to a hot start at Wisconsin with six goals in his first four games. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Claude Julien said that NHL’s numbers are totally off on Drouin’s ice time against the Blues on Saturday night. [Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Kinkaid made one awesomesauce save against the Wild last night

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The ability to mesh figure skating’s rigid adherence to technique with hockey players’ insatiable need to advance their skill-sets has made Dawn Braid one of the most valuable resources in the game. [Sportsnet]
  • How long can Connor McDavid’s incredible start to the season last? [Yahoo Sports]
  • Jack Hughes got the better of his older brother, Quinn, when he scored his first NHL goal against his brother’s team on Saturday. [Sportsnet]
  • The Florida Panthers agreed to terms with forward Brian Boyle on a one-year, one-way contract. [NHL]