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Saturday Habs Headlines: Putting Montreal’s incredible scoring rate in context

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In today’s links, how the Canadiens are adapting to pandemic measures, depth throughout the lineup, and the latest on the possibility of Pierre-Luc Dubois in Montreal.

Montreal Canadiens v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens have opened their season scoring at an almost unprecedented rate. [RDS]
  • The new Covid-19 protocols have been quite an adjustment for players like Brendan Gallagher. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Montreal Canadiens owe their current success to the team’s depth down all four lines. [Sportsnet]
  • Despite the uncertainty surrounding the AHL restart, Laval Rocket head coach Joël Bouchard is confident that his team will hit the ice soon. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This mask looks awesome:
  • Oh, and Montreal appears to be one of the final three teams in the running for Pierre-Luc Dubois:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • At this point, it may be best for the Columbus Blue Jackets to part ways with both Dubois and coach John Tortorella. [The Cannon]
  • With COVID-19 having changed how the season is being played, coaches have to adapt their strategies. [TSN]
  • Former enforcer Daniel Carcillo is now a CEO of a company which aims to treat traumatic brain injuries. [Forbes]
  • Fans are tuning in in record numbers to watch the NHL. [NHL]
  • If you are trying to buy a hockey stick, here are the things you should consider. [Chicago Tribune]