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Tuesday Habs Headlines: New Season, New Emojis

Keith Kinkaid's postgame tweets are here and they are glorious (if sometimes perplexing), the future of the NHL in China, thoughts on Domi, Drouin, and Petry, Tkachuk vs Doughty, and more in today's links.

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NHL: SEP 21 Preseason - Canadiens at Senators Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • If you’ve followed Keith Kinkaid on Twitter, you know about his emoji recaps after wins. The players learn which icon the backup netminder has assigned to them. [Canadiens.com]
  • Yvon Pedneault looks back at another epic comeback in the Canadiens history: the greatest of them all versus the New York Rangers on February 19, 2008. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Max Domi plays better when there's more at stake than just a game. [The Hockey News]
  • Jeff Petry continues to raise the bar. [La Presse | Journal de Montreal]
  • Nick Cousins left practice with an undisclosed lower body injury yesterday. [CTV News]
  • As early as it is, it is safe to say that there's a new excitement in the Canadiens’ performances this season. [La Presse]
  • Once again, it's early yet, but Jonathan Drouin's play in the first two games of the season is encouraging to say the least. [Sportsnet]
  • Paul Byron and Jordan Weal are proving themselves to be important parts of a greater whole. [Canadiens | Journal de Montreal]
  • In the upcoming election the choice is clear: Vote Youppi! to the Mascot Hall of Fame. [MHoF.com]
  • What does the history of the flu have to do with the Habs? More than you might think. [Elemental]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Michael Leighton has brought his 18-year career to a close. [The Athletic]
  • Our Julian MacKenzie welcomes James Cybulski as his guest on this week’s episode of The Scrum Podcast [Spotify]
  • The future of the NHL in China is now. [The Hockey Writers]
  • NHL.com's Five Questions series continues with Dominik Hasek. [NHL]
  • Alex Ovechkin throws out the ceremonial pitch at the Nationals game. [NHL]
  • The Rangers trade Vladislav Namestnikov to Ottawa for Nick Ebert and a fourth round pick. [Blue Shirt Banter]
  • The Red Wings acquire Alex Biega in exchange for Vancouver forward David Pope. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Bad news for Penguins fans, Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad will be out for a while. [Pensburg]
  • As tensions continue to grow between Matthew Tkachuk and Drew Doughty, more eyes turn towards the next meeting between the Kings and Flames. [Sportsnet]