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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens continue to build their depth

In today’s links, Nick Cousins becomes a Hab, Phil Varone’s determination to make the roster, and the beginning of salary arbitration.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens signed Nick Cousins to a one-year deal, bringing the 25-year-old over from the Arizona Coyotes. [Montreal Gazette]
  • One member of the Canadiens was excited to have Nick on board this season:
  • Charles Hudon, Artturi Lehkonen, and Joel Armia all filed for salary arbitration. [EOTP]
  • Phil Varone has the Canadiens’ roster in his crosshairs, and is determined to show what he’s worth. [NHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jake Gardiner remains unsigned as a free agent, but could be a huge benefit to a team this season. [TSN]
  • Over 40 players have applied for salary arbitration across the NHL. [NBC]
  • There is some star power in these arbitration cases, including players like Jordan Binnington and Jacob Trouba. [Yahoo Sports]
  • With various moves this off-season, captaincies remain open across multiple teams, so who could we see donning a C this year? [The Hockey News]

Women’s World Cup of Soccer

Third-Place Game: England vs. Sweden

Start time: 11:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM PDT
In Canada: TSN 1 4 5, RDS
In the US: Fox Telemundo
Streaming: TSN Direct, RDS Direct (Canada), fuboTV (USA)

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