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Thursday Habs Headlines: A deeper farm team will benefit the Canadiens in 2019-20

Here are your daily links, including a look at the depth in Laval, the Habs’ push to return to greatness, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Hopefully injury woes won’t plague the Habs this season, but they will be much better prepared with a deep AHL team in Laval. [Sportsnet]
  • Although in the current NHL, no team could ever again be as dominant as past legendary Habs teams, the Canadiens could be great again. [La Presse]
  • Jeff Petry may have been away from Montreal, but not far from home thanks to the magic of television:
  • The Canadiens players probably didn’t feel like they were on the road after the greeting they received yesterday in New Brunswick. [Cape Breton Post]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • While contract negotiations with Colorado drag on, Mikko Rantanen has decided to join Patrik Laine and train with SC Bern. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Pre-season lineups can be an indicator of the season to come, more so than a preseason game itself. [The Athletic]
  • Dustin Byfuglien has taken a personal leave from the Jets while he contemplates his future in the NHL. [TSN]
  • Chris Stewart opened up about what it’s really like to go to NHL training camp on a tryout. [The Athletic]