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Thursday Habs Headlines: Canada’s top goalie tandem?

In today’s links, Jake Allen’s importance, Brendan Gallagher intrigued by a Canadian division, the latest on the NHL’s return, and more.

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St. Louis Blues v Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Is the Carey Price-Jake Allen duo the best goalie tandem of the Canadian teams? [Journal de Montreal]
  • It’s certainly going to be beneficial for Montreal’s post-season aspirations. [NBC Sports]
  • Brendan Gallagher believes there would be “a little bit of pride involved” if the NHL adopts a Canadian division for 2020-21. [TSN]
  • According to sample of NHL players, Montreal is the team that improved the most from last season. [The Athletic]
  • Confidence has rocketed up in the Canadiens’ future among fans as well, though that only earns them a median ranking in the league. [The Athletic]
  • Diving into Mattias Norlinder’s development. []
  • Bob Gainey reads In Flanders Fields:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The next step to finalizing a plan for the NHL season will be a call with the governors today. [TSN]
  • Despite all the extra room, four-on-four hockey doesn’t live up to its potential, and the lack of triangular setups may be the culprit. [Hockey Tactics]
  • Dale Hawerchuk’s legacy of charity lives on in the Winnipeg Jets organization. []
  • Howie Meeker’s journey from soldier to sports broadcaster. [Sportsnet]
  • The Seattle Kraken expect their practice facility to open for the 2021 off-season. []
  • The pandemic has limited access to the Hockey Hall of Fame, so James Duthie will bring some of the experience to you on November 17. [TSN]