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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Penguins wary of upstart Canadiens

In today’s links, the Canadiens might be a long shot (maybe longer after last night), but the Penguins are taking nothing for granted, a look inside the bubble as exhibition games start, and Ethan Bear honours his heritage.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are wary of the “upstart” Canadiens. [TSN]
  • What are the Habs’ chances against the Penguins? [Radio-Canada]
  • The Canadiens will need to pull a rabbit out of their hat to advance past the qualifying round. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey may be coming back, but the broadcast will have to change to accomodate the new reality. [Sportsnet]
  • Ondrej Kase’s continued absence is opening doors for younger members of the Boston Bruins. [The Hockey News]
  • Peter DeBoer doesn’t plan on choosing between Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner until after the qualifying round. []
  • Saskatchewan minor hockey teams have been taking great lengths to hide their presence at a Manitoba youth tournament—a violation of Covid-19-related travel restrictions. [CBC]
  • Ethan Bear honoured his Cree roots with a special jersey in Tuesday night’s exhibition:
  • Bubble life doesn’t seem that bad. [Offside]
  • Seems like no pets are permitted though: