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Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber still aims to improve

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In today’s links, Shea Weber is still looking to improve his game, looking at how close Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling are to making the NHL, and will Dustin Byfuglien retire?

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NHL: SEP 15 Montreal Canadiens Scrimmage Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The drive to improve is still as strong as ever for Shea Weber. [Montreal Gazette]
  • If Ryan Poehling and Nick Suzuki aren’t NHL-ready yet, they’re certainly knocking on the door, according to Claude Julien. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • How seven Habs prospects have fared after one week of training camp. [Sportsnet]
  • Canadiens’ alumni will speak about their relationship with team trainers and doctors at a fundraiser in support of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. [CTV News Montreal]
  • Does it make sense to lighten Carey Price’s workload? [The Athletic]
  • From one 14 to another.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How do line changes happen, and why do they sometimes go wrong? [The Athletic]
  • If Dustin Byfuglien decides to retire, it will have a massive ripple effect on the Winnipeg Jets and the league. [31 Thoughts]
  • Would moving up the December 1 deadline date—the last day that an RFA can sign and still be eligible for the current season—help the current impasse in the NHL? [TSN]
  • In signing Thomas Chabot, the Ottawa Senators have finally backed up their words with deeds. [TSN]
  • Consistency will be key as Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres aim to end their playoff drought. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • The Dream Gap Tour aims to pave the way for a sustainable women’s hockey league. [TSN]
  • Brock Boeser’s summer was bigger than hockey, as his father battles Parkinson’s and lung cancer. [Sportsnet]
  • Salary cap economics is squeezing out the NHL’s middle class. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Nicklas Lidstrom has a book coming out.