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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Taxi squad purgatory

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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]