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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Luke Richardson’s rookie challenge

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In today’s links, Luke Richardson weighs up his responsibilities to the Canadiens’ defensive prospects, the team deals with uncertainties in its preparations for the season, and things are getting testy between the league and the players.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With a glut of young defencemen in the system, Luke Richardson has an important task in front of him. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Alexander Romanov is poised to make an instant impact with the Habs. [NHL.com]
  • The unknowns surrounding the season and the pre-season offer an additional hurdle to training camp planning. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The worst trades in recent Canadiens history. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Negotiations between the NHL owners and NHLPA are getting more heated, with talk of a cancellation in the wind. [TSN]
  • How valuable is a faceoff win? [TSN]
  • “You don’t have forever.” Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas weighs in on recent playoff disappointment. [Sportsnet]
  • Predictions from NHL executives, coaches, and scouts on who would win a Canadian division. [The Athletic]
  • Statistical oddities that could shape the next NHL season. [Sportsnet]
  • Pass or punt: is this a season that the Buffalo Sabres should tank? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Corey Pronman projects Team Canada’s World Juniors roster. [The Athletic]
  • Scott Wheeler ranks the top 64 prospects of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. [The Athletic]
  • Inside a mentorship program designed to train more female coaches in hockey. [The Athletic]