Montreal Canadiens news and notes
- Meet Jesperi Kotkaniemi, version 2.0. Bigger, stronger, mintier. [Montreal Canadiens]
- Artturi Lehkonen hopes that the offseason time invested in his shot will pay divideds. [Sportsnet]
- Where are the battleground spots in the Canadiens’ lineup? [The Athletic]
- Fitness is a priority for the Canadiens on day 1 of training camp. [Montreal Gazette]
- Shea Weber is on another level when it comes to physical prowess. [Journal de Montreal]
- Joel Bouchard doesn’t want to run an AHL team, he wants to run a development program. [TSN 690 (Audio)]
- How do the Canadiens use advanced stats? [La Presse]
- The Habs on TSN are back, starting on Monday, September 16, when the New Jersey Devils come to Montreal. [TSN]
Around the league and elsewhere
- Regulation wins will be worth more than overtime wins this season when breaking ties in the standings.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs are getting closer and closer to naming a successor to Dion Phaneuf as team captain. [TSN]
- Which players currently on a PTO have the best chance of making the cut? [The Hockey News]
- What’s a fair contract for Mitch Marner? [The Athletic]
- At least three teams are apparently exploring an offer sheet for Kyle Connor of the Winnipeg Jets. [Sportsnet]
- Mikko Rantanen remains in Finland with no deal imminent. [TSN]
- A failed drug test at the World Championships revealed a tumour in Shea Theodore’s testicle. [The Players’ Tribune]
- Colby Armstrong suffered a torn hamstring while training for Battle of the Blades. [CBC]
- Carter Hutton of the Buffalo Sabres unveils his new mask.
Carter Hutton’s @buffalosabres 50th Anniversary mask 1970-2020 23k gilded Gold leaf @proschoicemask @nhl @hutts40 @vaughncustomsports #sabres #hutton #goaliemask #gold #goldleaf #buffalo #buffalosabres pic.twitter.com/lkIUr9sOww— Jesse’s Custom Design (@JessesCusDesign) September 12, 2019
- Alex Rigsby is fighting for a single, viable, women’s professional hockey league in North America. [The Players’ Tribune]
- Champions HPK celebrated their second title in history on Liiga opening night.
The wide world of sports
- Rob Gronkowski admits to suffering at least 20 concussions over the course of his nine-year NFL career. [The Guardian]