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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Birthday boy Cale Fleury a fit in Montreal

In today’s links, how newly-turned-21 Cale Fleury is quickly becoming a constant on the Habs blueline, reliving Guy Carbonneau’s Hall of Fame induction, and the quiet career of Steven Stamkos.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Cale Fleury, who turned 21 on Tuesday, is hitting his stride with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cayden Primeau is on the path to being the Habs goalie of the future. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Guy Carbonneau was very grateful for the humbling experience of being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in his acceptance speech. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Lukas Vejdemo is starting to feel at home in Laval, and it’s showing on the ice. [The Athletic]
  • Five thoughts on the Habs through the first quarter of the season. [The Athletic]
  • A medical update on Paul Byron, who is expected to miss four weeks. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Jonathan Drouin is officially expected to miss eight weeks following wrist surgery. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • What makes the Habs feel old? The most popular answers should come as no surprise. [YouTube]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • If past precedent really has an effect on future Hall of Fame selections, then who was helped out by this year’s induction class? [The Athletic]
  • Another look at who could make up the 2020 HHoF class. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Are the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames both heading for a shakeup? [TSN]
  • The Leafs have called a players-only meeting in the midst of a five game losing streak. [Sportsnet]
  • Can Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl keep up their league-leading pace? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Appreciating the underrated career of Steven Stamkos as he surpasses the 400-goal milestone. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The NHL general managers will revisit the specifics of the offside rule in March. [Sportsnet]
  • The GM of the Year Award has been renamed after Jim Gregory. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The future of the women’s game, addressing the challenges in player evaluation, cannabis legalization, sports gambling, and more from the PrimeTime Sports Conference. [Sportsnet]
  • Garnet Hathaway of the Washington Capitals will have a hearing with the league on Wednesday after spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenceman Erik Gudbranson. [ProHockeyTalk]