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Sunday Habs Headlines: Jesperi Kotkaniemi is looking forward to a productive year

In today’s links, Kotkaniemi’s smile is bad news for his opponents, optimism surrounding this year’s team, Corey Crawford retires, and more.

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NHL: JAN 09 Canadiens Training Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The fun-loving Jesperi Kotkaniemi is back. [Montreal Gazette]
  • He expects to take a big leap in his third year in the NHL. [Canadiens.com]
  • Also hear what Phillip Danault and Claude Julien had to say after practice. [Canadiens.com]
  • How former ECHL player Beau McCue helped prepare Carey Price for the season. [The Athletic]
  • Jake Evans could surprise a lot of people this season, says Claude Julien. [TVA Sports]
  • The optimism surrounding the Canadiens is a sign that Marc Bergevin’s “reset” is actually succeeding. [CBC]
  • As good as the team is, it will take some time for the new players to get accustomed to the new system. [Le Devoir]
  • It will also be more offence by committee, rather than relying on star power. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg perspective on the six divisions rivals the Jets will face this season. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • The new COVID curfew in Montreal will be difficult, but at least having Habs games will help. [Montreal Gazette]
  • “That losing feeling is something that I’m going to keep in the back of my mind.” Kaiden Guhle says as he’s already looking ahead to the 2022 World Juniors. [Prince Albert Daily Herald]
  • Sean Farrell had a goal and three assists in the Chicago Steel’s win over the USNTDP yesterday:

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