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Saturday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki is hoping to challenge for an NHL spot in October

In today’s links, Suzuki has his sights on joining the Canadiens, Primeau gears up for the World Championship, the key to Weber achieving longevity, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • After a great regular season, and perhaps an even more impressive playoff showing, Nick Suzuki is looking forward to battling for a roster spot in the fall. [RDS | Google Translate]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Victor Mete are already campaigning to be his roommate:
  • Cayden Primeau, meanwhile, is preparing for his first IIHF World Championship experience. []
  • Josh Brook will be no more than a third-pairing defenceman, says one of his assistant coaches from Team Canada’s sixth-place World Juniors team. [TVA Sports]
  • The key to getting the most out of the latter part of Shea Weber’s career will be having young players, like Brook, take more of his responsibilities over the next few years, according to Benoit Brunet. [98.5 FM]
  • Looking at some of the more surprising NHL Award snubs, including Carey Price not being one of the final three for the Vezina Trophy. [ESPN]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The decision by 200 women’s hockey players to boycott the professional game next season may have its first casualty: the NWHL’s Buffalo Beauts organization. [The Athletic]
  • The U.S. House of Representatives is working to honour Willi O’Ree with the Congressional Gold Medal. []
  • A newlywed couple decided to take in some Anaheim Ducks games on their honeymoon — and watched their team get humiliated on a nightly basis. For their dedication they were offered a more enjoyable trip to the Caribbean. Read their thoughts on the the whole experience. [Anaheim Calling]

Saturday’s playoff schedule

Game 5: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins

Start time: 7:15 PM EDT / 4:15 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBC
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

Game 5: Colorado Avalanche @ San Jose Sharks

Start time: 10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live