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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Josh Anderson fills a need for the Canadiens

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In today’s links, Josh Anderson fills a need for the Habs, Cole Caufield is a keen student of hockey, and Alexis Lafreniere begins a new chapter in life.

Montreal Canadiens v Columbus Blue Jackets

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • They paid a steep price, but Josh Anderson fills a glaring need for the Habs. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield is the ultimate student of the game. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Wayne Simmonds would be a good fit for the Canadiens (or the Toronto Maple Leafs), says Pierre LeBrun. [The Athletic]
  • Karl Alzner offers some parting words for the Habs organization.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL is aiming to start the 2021 season on January 1. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • What are the New York Rangers getting with first overall selection Alexis Lafreniere? [The Athletic]
  • How being selected first overall changes everything for the player. [The Athletic]
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson has set a deadline of Friday for any trade to occur. [Sportsnet]
  • Michal Kempny will miss 6-8 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. [TSN]
  • Jujhar Khaira talks about the Southeast Asian community’s relationship with hockey. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Leon Draisaitl talks about how close he thinks the Edmonton Oilers are to a Stanley Cup. [Yahoo! Sports]