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

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]