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Sunday Habs Headlines: Evaluating the chances of the Canadiens’ prospects

In today’s links, plenty of prospect discussion, the improved perception of the Canadiens, Domi discusses his trade, and COVID hits Team Canada’s camp.

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2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Sportsnet’s Shawn McKenzie and Eric Engels look at the strength of the Canadiens’ prospect pool. [YouTube]
  • Our Patrik Bexell discusses the play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Mattias Norlinder, and Jesse Ylönen. [TSN]
  • Kotkaniemi is one of 10 big-name young players preparing for the NHL season by playing in Europe. [Sportsnet]
  • Meanwhile, in North America.... :
  • Seven players NHL GMs will be watching in the 2020-21 season, including Phillip Danault. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Canadiens, despite the gamble on Josh Anderson’s contract, and Anderson, because of his new contract, are among the biggest winners from the NHL off-season. [NBC Sports]
  • How fan opinion has changed from April to now. [The Athletic]
  • Former EOTP Managing Editor Marc Dumont answers questions from Habs fans. []
  • Jake Allen is back on the ice, sporting his new Canadiens mask, in his hometown of Fredericton:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Max Domi discusses what went wrong in his time in Montreal [ESPN+ (paywall)]
  • A “non-core member” of Canada’s National Junior Team tested positive for COVID-19, but there was no concern about any of the players being infected ahead of last night’s Red vs. White game. [Hockey Canada]
  • Two members of the coaching staff were in contact with the person who tested positive, and are now self-isolating: