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Monday Habs Headlines: Nick Suzuki is determined to crack the Canadiens’ roster

In today’s links, Suzuki is determined to crack the roster, Primeau brushes up on the brain, it’s a definite no to a Markov return, and more.

NHL: JUN 28 Montreal Canadiens Development Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal News and Notes

  • After being traded twice in two different leagues, Nick Suzuki is determined to crack the Canadiens’ roster this season. [TSN]
  • Cayden Primeau didn’t just work on his hockey skills during the offseason, he also did some reading up — on psychology. [NHL]
  • Marc Bergevin made it clear that the club has changed direction and plans to give the younger defencemen in the organization a chance, not Andrei Markov. [TSN]
  • In their second Rookie Tournament, Allan McShane and Cole Fonstad are hoping to earn a training camp invite. [NHL]
  • The Canadiens’ prospects dropped a 4-2 decision on Saturday night, but Joel Bouchard was pleased with the overall performance of the group. [NHL]
  • The Laval Rocket coach is hoping to guide the Canadiens’ farm team to the playoffs for only the second time in eight years. [Montreal Gazette]
  • You know Kotkaniemi’s smile is contagious when it even cracks the Man Mountain!
  • After a 10-year relationship, one of the most famous celebrity couples in Montreal — former Canadiens’ player Brandon Prust and wife Maripier Morin — are calling it quits. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Craig Berube is fired up about defending the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues. [NHL]
  • Simon Holmstrom and Bode Wilde find themselves on the sidelines at the start of the Islanders rookie camp. [NHL]
  • Connor McDavid is aiming to be on the ice during the Oilers season opener on October 2. [NHL]
  • After finishing last in the Pacific Division and recording a league-worst goal differential of minus-60 last year, Anze Kopitar thinks the Kings have something to prove this season. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Watch out for Alex Lyon!