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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Taxi squad purgatory

In today’s links, weighing the pros and cons of placing young players in the taxi squad, extolling the merits of Victor Mete, and the NHL announces its COVID-19 protocol for the upcoming season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • “It’s a purgatory of sorts”: the Habs face some tough decisions with regard to the composition of their taxi squad. [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Suzuki is one of Justin Bourne’s 15 breakout candidates for 2020-21. [Sportsnet]
  • Victor Mete is extremely underrated, says Andrew Berkshire. [TSN 690 (Audio)]
  • Hilary Knight discusses a tumultuous year and the future of the women’s game. [La Presse]
  • Habs prospect Jan Mysak is the captain of the Czech U20 team. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Quebec is facing a lack of modern-day hockey legends who can match up to the names already etched in history. [The Globe and Mail]
  • Marc Dumont talks to Cole Caufield about his shooting skills. [YouTube]
  • Last night, in a WJC pre-tournament game, he put those skills to good use:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Whether the farm or the rink, hard work defines Team Canada U20 head coach Andre Tourigny. [The Athletic]
  • This NHL season will feature ads on players’ helmets. [La Presse | Sportsnet]
  • The league has also tweaked its offside rule amid continued uncertainty about whether Canadian clubs will play in their home arenas. [TSN]
  • Finally, the NHL has released COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming campaign. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Talk of vaccinating NHL players outside of governmental and public health guidelines is premature at best and inflammatory at worst. [CBC]
  • National team member Sarah Nurse thinks that a Barbie doll in her likeness is the first step towards addressing Canada’s complex legacy when it comes to race and gender. [The Athletic]
  • Black Girl Hockey Club is now taking applications for their scholarship, designed to help subsidize hockey-related costs for black women aged 9-18. [BGHC]