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Sunday Habs Headlines: Prospects of a contender

In today’s links, why the current hype may be a bit different, some Habs families’ themed Halloweens, the OHL’s return, and a boosted rivalry.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Each year there’s hope that the newest batch of prospects can propel the Habs to contender status. Perhaps this year it will finally be the case. [La Tribune]
  • Some of the Canadiens’ Halloween costumes:
  • Xavier Oualaddin [Instagram]
  • Darth Byron [Instagram]
  • Carey “Tin Man” Price [Instagram]
  • Wolf Petry [Instagram]
  • The pandemic has impacted the 2020-21 season, but Rob Ramage is hoping to keep all the prospects on their development plans through it all. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Willie O’Ree felt it was important to share all the great stories he has from his hockey career when deciding to write his autobiography. [Globe & Mail]
  • The BCHL has had an influx of WHL talent, but a COVID-19 outbreak reminds everyone of how difficult it is to run a league during a pandemic. [Times Colonist]
  • The pros and cons of various penalty-kill formations. [Hockey Tactics]
  • Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are getting into the final years of their careers, and their motivation should keep the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals rivalry strong. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Ontario Premier Doug Ford wants the OHL to return with body-checking still permitted. [Sportsnet]