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Friday Habs Headlines: Is this the best Canadiens team in the past 25 years?

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In today’s links, comparing this year’s squad to others in recent memory, Cole Caufield is looking for a better tournament the second time around, and the NHL prepares to get its season off and running.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Mathias Brunet takes a look at the 2020-21 Montreal Canadiens and compares them to some of the best Habs squads in the last quarter century. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • The best trades in Canadiens history — #1: Ken Dryden’s acquisition sets a dynasty in motion. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A unique mentality makes Mattias Norlinder enticing to the Habs. [The Athletic]
  • The World Juniors will be about redemption this time around for Cole Caufield. [La Presse | TSN (Video)]
  • Tomas Tatar is waiting for the all-clear signal to return to Montreal. [La Presse | Radio-Canada]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “I need help”: Mark Parrish’s fight with alcoholism. [The Athletic]
  • The debut of the Seattle Kraken may have more symbolic meaning than just the start of another hockey franchise. [The Athletic]
  • Some in the hockey world are not certain about the January 13 start date for the NHL season. [TSN]
  • Five outstanding things that the NHL and NHLPA still have to resolve. [Sportsnet]
  • The World Juniors are still “all systems go” despite COVID-19 concerns. [TSN]
  • The NHL is investigating the possibility of selling ads on players’ helmets. [Sportsnet]
  • Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has shot down reports that Max Pacioretty is on the trading block. [Sportsnet]
  • Is Jonathan Marchessault a better trade target anyway? [ProHockeyTalk]