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Tuesday Habs Headlines: A Minty Fresh Start

A fresh new pre-season is underway, the Habs youngsters are looking to impress, Mitch Marner's thoughts on offersheets, Laine training in Europe, Robin Lehner continues to speak out about mental illness, and more in today's links

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NHL: SEP 16 Preseason - Devils at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Here's a minty fresh pump-up video for the new season! [Youtube]
  • The Canadiens started off the preseason in style with a win over the New Jersey Devils. [Canadiens]
  • For Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the up-and-commers on the Habs, there's a Finnish word that sums up their potential. [The Athletic]
  • Nick Suzuki will be given every chance to make the team this year. [TSN | Canadiens]
  • Brendan Gallagher talks ice time, playoffs, and Victor Mete's scoring woes. [TSN]
  • In a market without current comparables, the Habs’ signing of Ben Chiarot may prove to be a highly underrated win. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHLPA declined the option to re-open CBA discussions, leading to further cautious optimism. [Sportsnet]
  • Had negotiations continued to drag on, the possibility of Mitch Marner signing an offer sheet would have been "very likely” according to his agent, despite Marner rejecting several before signing with the Leafs. [Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Patrik Laine's decision to train with SC Bern was an easy one while he awaits a deal with the Jets. [NHL]
  • Robin Lehner continues to use his experience and position to speak up about mental illnesses. [ESPN]
  • Connor McDavid isn't just interested in the on-ice aspects of hockey. [ESPN]

In the Wide World of Sports

  • The Scrum Podcast talks to Scott MacArthur of the Fan 590. [Soundcloud]