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Thursday Habs Headlines: Expect big things from Nick Suzuki

In today’s links, Suzuki is a star in the making, Francis Bouillon happy with the defence prospects, looking back at the Roy trade, and more on the NHL’s return progress.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki is one of the top young players in line for a breakout season. [NBC Sports]
  • In his conference call yesterday, Francis Bouillon discussed some of the top defence prospects playing in North America. []
  • Jan Mysak is one of the players on the Czech Republic’s preliminary WJC roster. []
  • As part of the look back at the Patrick Roy trade 25 years ago, TSN talked to, among others, Scotty Bowman and Steve Shutt. [TSN | Bowman | Shutt]
  • The trade may have appeared to materialize suddenly, but it was inevitable. [The Athletic]
  • After his grandfather passed away earlier this week, Joseph Blandisi was inspired to help low-income families ahead of the holiday season. []
  • Erin Ambrose has committed to donating her brain to charity, one of relatively few female athletes to make that decision. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Gary Bettman doesn’t want to rush the NHL’s return without a proper plan. []
  • He also says a CBA renegotiation with the players isn’t something the league is looking for. [TSN]
  • The Ottawa Senators have a farm team of sorts in the University of North Dakota. [Sportsnet]