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Saturday Habs Headlines: What would it cost to trade for Pierre-Luc Dubois?

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In today’s links, hypothetical trades for PLD, Romanov’s brilliant debut, and how COVID-19 is affecting the new season.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • It may not be in the Canadiens best interest to pursue Pierre-Luc Dubois. [Sportsnet]
  • But if Marc Bergevin does want to acquire PLD, he shouldn’t give up Nick Suzuki in the process. [TSN 690]
  • Alexander Romanov had an impressive debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Josh Anderson is exactly the type of player the Canadiens have been looking for. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Though the season opener didn’t end quite the way the Canadiens expected, fans have a lot to be excited about. [Le Devoir]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Alexis Lafreniere is trying to make the best of his first NHL game after a disappointing showing against the New York Islanders. [TSN]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightening are just one among many NHL teams who will have to contend with pandemic induced breaks in play. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is understanding of COVID-19 protocols in place this season. [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • Keith Yandle seems to have fallen out of favour with the Florida Panthers, who seem set on moving the veteran defenceman. [NBC Sports]
  • Quite a few hockey players were also RCMP officers. [Narcity]
  • The situation in Columbus doesn’t seem to be improving anytime soon: