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Sunday Habs Headlines: Cole Caufield left even the opposition in awe at the WJSS

In today’s links, the incredible shot of the newest Habs first-rounder, Drouin’s preparations for the new season, and the Wild potentially turning to Montreal in their GM search.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Cole Caufield probably wouldn’t have any issue hitting those tiny nets at the All-Star Skills Competition:
  • Even the two Canadian goalies Caufield beat at the World Junior Summer Showcase were in awe of his incredible shot. [TSN]
  • Jonathan Drouin knows he has an important season ahead. [RDS]
  • Ben Chiarot answers some questions from the fans:
  • Phillip Danault gave Felix Auger-Aliassime a boost of confidence by playing some tennis with him ahead of the Coupe Rogers in Montreal:
  • Before he heads to New Jersey Devils training camp looking to crack the NHL roster, defenceman Ty Smith is getting a taste of what professional training is like from Brendan Gallagher and his father. []
  • The Minnesota Wild need a new general manager, and current Canadiens assistant GM Scott Mellanby appears to be one of their targets. [Michael Russo]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • You can read all about why the Wild felt the need to part with their previous GM after just one season on the job. [The Athletic]
  • EOTP’s Patrik Bexell spoke with Rasmus Dahlin during his summer training in Sweden. The defenceman is looking to take his offensive game up a notch. [Die By The Blade]
  • The summer in Toronto has been spent on a “reimagination” of the arena the Maple Leafs call home. [NBC Sports]
  • NHL referee Garrett Rank came out on top at the 117th Western Amateur Golf Tournament. [Scouting The Refs]