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Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber still aims to improve

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.