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Thursday Habs Headlines: What Ben Chiarot has learned from the greats

Here are your daily links, including Chiarot’s biggest influences, prospects at the World Junior Summer Showcase, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Canadiens’ defenceman Ben Chiarot opened up about the players who have been the biggest influence in his career. [Canadiens]
  • Cole Caufield keeps giving Habs fans reasons to be excited for his future in the NHL. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Athletic revealed the next set of their top 20 Habs prospects, breaking into the top 10. [The Athletic]
  • Habs’ prospect Jordan Harris assisted on the goal that put the USA up 2-0 against Sweden during the World Junior Summer Showcase on Wednesday:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Luke Hughes is a different player, but that won’t stop him from following his two older brothers down a path to the NHL Draft. [Sportsnet]
  • With rule changes, health awareness, and skilled players at a premium, fighting in hockey continues to decline with no resurgence in sight. [ESPN]
  • Hailey Salvian spent an afternoon experiencing firsthand how some NHL stars train with Matt Nichol (the BioSteel guy). [The Athletic]
  • If the Ottawa Senators continue to prioritize their bottom line over, well, everything else, they will continue to hang out in the basement of the league’s standings. [Sportsnet]