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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Sign of Things to Come

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How signing Perry is a sign of where the Habs are, first media talk with Frolik, Lundqvist to have surgery, WJC updates, and more in today’s links

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It says something good about the state of the Canadiens that a battle hardened Corey Perry was willing to sign in Montreal for only just above league minimum. [Sportsnet]
  • It also says something good about the state of the Canadiens that Perry is the kind of player the Habs think they need on that kind of deal. [The Athletic (French), Canadiens (French)]
  • Michael Frolik meets the media for the first time as a member of the Canadiens. [Canadiens | Canadiens]
  • Aaron Ward, Sean Campbell, Dan Robertson, and our own Julian McKenzie talk about the Habs’ prospects this season. [TSN]
  • Keeping up with the kids at the World Juniors. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It was a weird year for the world and for hockey, but there were still memorable moments. [NHL]
  • Brian Burke thinks that pro sports athletes, including NHLers should get the COVID vaccine early (though after first responders/at-risk communities/etc) partly to get the league back to normal as fast as possible, and partly to raise awareness/acceptance. [CBC]
  • Team Canada’s captain, and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kirby Dach to miss 4-5 months after wrist surgery. [Second City Hockey | TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Every World Juniors Championship has at least one feel-good story. This year, it’s the Czechs. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Henrik Lundqvist is having open-heart surgery. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Who starts in Vancouver, and other training camp questions. [Sportsnet]
  • Three keys for Team USA in their game against the Czech Republic. [NHL]