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Monday Habs Headlines: A Ben Chiarot-Shea Weber pairing could help neutralize Pittsburgh

In today’s links, a Weber-Chiarot pairing could help neutralize Pittsburgh’s forwards, it’s time to get down to business, this playoff format could be the toughest ever, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • How can the Habs neutralize Pittsburgh’s forwards? Pairing Ben Chiarot with Shea Weber could be a good option. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Training camp is over and it’s time to get down to business as the Canadiens head to Toronto. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens announced their 30-man roster for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. [EOTP]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski talks about Claude Julien favouring experience over youth with his roster strategy. [TSN 690]
  • For the first time all season, the Habs have a healthy lineup and the depth needed to pull off an upset during the play-in round. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Embrace the underdog!
  • The kids are heading to the hub!
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Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Key questions that need to be answered as exhibition games start this week and we head into the qualification round. [NHL]
  • Maple Leafs legend, Eddie Shack, died on Saturday at the age of 83. [TSN]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning won’t have Steven Stamkos or Victor Hedman in the lineup for their first exhibition game against the Florida Panthers on July 29. [Sportsnet]
  • After a disappointing first season with the Minnesota Wild, Mats Zuccarello is looking forward to a new start during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. [NHL]
  • This Stanley Cup playoff format could easily be the toughest ever. [Winnipeg Free Press]