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Saturday Habs Headlines: “I haven’t done anything yet” — Cole Caufield prepares to work his way to the NHL

In today’s links, Caufield’s journey has just begun, Riley Barber’s roster chance, Folin’s playlist, and more.

NHL: JUN 26 Canadiens Development Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Cole Caufield returned to his home in Stevens Point, Wisconsin a hero, taking pictures and signing babies. He knows getting drafted is just one small step in his hockey career, and he’s ready to put in the effort to make sure he gets to the top level. [WSAW]
  • The Canadien’s acquisition of Riley Barber perhaps went under the radar at the time, he could surprise many people come this season. [Sporting News]
  • A family despute over Canadiens tickets that began in 2014 was finally settled earlier yesterday. [CTV Montreal]
  • Christian Folin’s passion for EDM music has led him to begin producing music himself, and he shares his inspirations and favourite songs in a Spotify playlist for fans. [Canadiens]
  • Canadiens Stanley Cup champion Tom Kurvers was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. He’s decided to run a 10K marathon to raise money for lung cancer research. [FOX 9]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Kurvers is currently the interim general manager of the Minnesota Wild after the recent firing of Paul Fenton. Which of the various candidates for the full-time role is the best fit for the franchise? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Patrik Laine and Elias Pettersson will grace the cover of NHL 20, each in their respective countries of Finland and Sweden. [NHL]
  • Yesterday was the anniversary of the infamous Gretzky trade, where the NHL, and the Oilers, were forever changed as one of the best players in history was traded to Los Angeles. [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Foligno and the Columbus Blue Jackets look ahead to an uncertain future following an off-season where three of it’s stars found a new home elsewhere in the NHL. [TSN]
  • After adding several big pieces this summer, it will be the play of Taylor Hall that decides where the New Jersey Devils finish at the end of the season. [All About The Jersey]