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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are looking like the team they’ve been waiting for

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It’s a short sample size but the Canadiens are looking like a contender, Suzuki and Kotkaniemi are picking up where they left off, Price in top form, and more in today’s links.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It’s only been two games, but the Canadiens are looking like the team they want to be. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Six famous faces who are excited that the Habs season has started. [MTL Blog]
  • Speaking of Canadiens fans, one fan hopes that his 16-foot high Olaf snowman wearing a Canadiens sweater will bring people some joy. [Montreal Gazette]
  • After defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Saturday night, the Canadiens need to prepare for a tougher rematch on Monday. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi are building on last year’s playoff success, but can they keep it up for a 56-game grind? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski discusses Saturday’s victory, faceoffs, and how balanced the Habs are looking. [TSN 690]
  • Carey Price was in top form in the win against the Oilers, shutting the door multiple times on Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. [Sportsnet]
  • Joel Edmundson, Jake Evans and Claude Julien spoke with the media following Sunday’s practice. [NHL]
  • Suzuki flaunted his backhand skills to Price during Sunday’s practice.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Questions facing the seven North Division teams over the next seven days. [Sportsnet]
  • After 10 seasons in the NHL, 34-year-old defenseman Adam McQuaid hung up his jersey on Saturday. [NHL]
  • Patrik Laine’s status for the Winnipeg Jets matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs scheduled for Monday is unclear after he “couldn’t warm up right” and left practice early Sunday. [NHL]
  • The Maple Leafs top line started showing some chemistry on Saturday with Joe Thornton, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews scoring their first goals of the season. [TSN]
  • The IIHF will have to make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship from Belarus after the sponsorship deal is threatened. [Sportsnet]