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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Stephane Waite sings Jake Allen’s praises

In today’s links, the Canadiens goaltending coach thinks Jake Allen’s acquisition was a “home run”, Arpon Basu fields questions about the Canadiens’ young centre duo, and preparations ramp up for the upcoming season.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Habs goaltending coach Stephane Waite is very excited about Jake Allen. [Montreal Gazette | RDS]
  • Will this attempt to reduce Carey Price’s workload finally work out? [La Presse]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nick Suzuki: what level are they at now and how will their future trajectories affect the team? [The Athletic]
  • Cole Caufield is eagerly anticipating the start of the Big Ten season on Friday. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL is considering short-term hub cities as a possible solution for 2021. [Sportsnet]
  • The next couple of weeks will be critical in getting the season started by the target date of December 22. [Sportsnet]
  • What do the players think about the additional steps that the NHL will need to take for the 2021 season? [The Athletic]
  • Can the Nashville Predators fix their downward trajectory? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Once upon a time, Alex Trebek almost became the host of Hockey Night in Canada. [Sports Illustrated]