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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Great expectations for Alexander Romanov

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In today’s links, talking about the expectations for the Canadiens’ young defenders, Tyler Toffoli has the right personality to play in Montreal, and how can the NHL start next season with a splash?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Great expectations abound for Alexander Romanov. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Are we getting carried away though with the recent praise for Romanov and Matthias Norlinder? [La Presse]
  • Tyler Toffoli learned to be balanced and grounded from a young age, and this will serve him well in Montreal. [The Athletic]
  • The urban beekeeping craze has made its way to the roof of the Bell Centre. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • November is Hockey Fights Cancer month. [NHL.com]
  • The 10 best contracts in the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • All-day marathons, an outdoor game on the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, what are some dream ways to start next season? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Talking to Jayna Hefford about the PHWPA Secret Dream Gap Tour. [The Scrum Podcast]