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Saturday Habs Headlines: How much will the Canadiens use Alexander Romanov?

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In today’s links, what role will Romanov play for the Canadiens, Sam Pollock’s brilliance and how to make certain NHL departments more efficient.

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

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With rookie Alexander Romanov set to join the team, just how much will the Canadiens play him? [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield is looking to be a difference-maker for Team USA. [TSN]
  • GM Sam Pollock’s shrewd trades and ability to recognize the importance of draft picks helped the Canadiens land Guy Lafleur. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Meanwhile, Guy Lapointe believes that the Montreal Canadiens are set to be a contender this season. [NHL]
  • Vancouver Canucks winger Antoine Roussel is looking forward to facing off against Montreal in the all-Canadian division. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How will a potential Seattle Kraken roster shape up? [Sports Illustrated]
  • Not all hockey departments are created equally. Here are three not-so-obvious departments and how to improve them. [Sportsnet]
  • Can you guess the record-breaking amount this Wayne Gretzky rookie card sold for? [The Score]
  • Daniel Alfredsson will not be able to step in as an assistant coach for Team Sweden, due to COVID-19 quarantine rules. [NHL]
  • Not all owners seem to be on board with the NHL’s proposed re-alignment plans. [TSN]