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Thursday Habs Headlines: Matt Duchene meets with Marc Bergevin in Montreal

Here are your daily links, including a free agent in Montreal, Caufield’s first camp, a new deal for Reilly, Roberto Luongo retires, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • While most eyes were on the new prospects yesterday, Marc Bergevin was meeting with Matt Duchene:
  • Cole Caufield’s first Habs camp is off to a good start. [Canadiens]
  • The Canadiens’ first-round pick will need to make a decision about where he plays next season. [TSN]
  • ICYMI: The Habs signed Mikey Reilly to a two-year contract. [EOTP]
  • Even though it looks like the Canadiens have a surplus of cap space, that number comes with quite a few asterisks. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • RFA gridlock may lead to quite a few shorter deals as teams and players anticipate a higher salary cap in the coming years. [31 Thoughts]
  • Roberto Luongo announced on Wednesday that he has decided to retire from the NHL. [NHL]
  • The Devils made a few big additions already this summer, but is it enough to get them to the playoffs? [The Athletic]
  • Craig Berube says accountability is a huge part of the Blues’ culture, and now their Stanley Cup. [TSN]
  • The new Seattle NHL team already has plans for their AHL affiliate in Palm Springs, CA. [Sportsnet]

Women’s World Cup of Soccer

Quarter-final 1: Norway vs. England

Start time: 15:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
In Canada: TSN 1 3 4 5, RDS
In the US: Fox, NBC Universo
Streaming: TSN Direct, RDS Direct (Canada), fuboTV (USA)

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