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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Preseason Impressions

Romanov continues to impress, the whys and wherefores of the Habs waiver decisions, hockey in the time of Corona, Ovechkin, and more in today’s links.

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NHL: JAN 11 Canadiens Training Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It’s only been a week but that was more than enough time for Alexander Romanov to impress his teammates. [Canadiens]
  • The whys and wherefores behind the Habs’ waiver choices. [Sportsnet]
  • Digging into why Noah Juulsen and not Victor Mete was placed on waivers. [The Athletic]
  • Claude Julien says the Habs had no choice but to waive Corey Perry. [TSN]
  • The Habs weren’t the only team to put a big name on waivers. [Sportsnet]
  • Being deep and well prepared for playoff contention comes with a cost. [The Athletic]
  • Marc Bergevin has often downplayed the Canadiens’ prospects for success leading into a season. Not this year. [TVA]
  • The Habs and the other Canadian teams are prepared for madness as they play an entire season exclusively against each other. [TSN]
  • More than the power play, the Habs are going to need their penalty kill to improve if they want their roster moves this off-season to have any meaning. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Gary Bettman says the NHL will have to be flexible to make it through the season. [Yahoo Sports | Sportsnet]
  • Bettman says that the season is being restarted “for the game”, and they’re prepared for financial losses. [NHL | The Athletic]
  • The obstacles in Alexander Ovechkin’s chase after the scoring record are things over which he has no control. [TSN]
  • Evander Kane files for bankruptcy. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Mike Milbury is let go, and Mike Babcock is brought in at NBC. [TSN]
  • Shane Doane makes a return to the Coyotes in a front-office capacity. [TSN]
  • There will be two outdoor games this season at Lake Tahoe. [Sportsnet | NHL]
  • The Canucks canceled practice out of an “abundance of caution.” [Sportsnet]
  • NHLers are aware of the huge challenge playing a season during a pandemic will present, and they’re aware that not everyone is happy that it’s happening. [CBC | CBC]
  • After the riot in Washington, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko says that the protests against his leadership should not prevent Belarus from hosting the world championship. [CBC]