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Monday Habs Headlines: The backup goalie situation may finally be situated

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In today’s links, Jake Allen could be the backup the Habs have been searching for, exceeding Bergevin’s expectations, Primeau’s development, Price hits another milestone, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It’s only been two games for Jake Allen, but it looks like the Canadiens finally found a reliable backup goalie. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Many thanks to Marc Bergevin for not trading Nick Suzuki. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Bergevin had high expectations for the team he put together during the offseason, but even he couldn’t have seen the season going this well this soon. [Sportsnet]
  • Taking a look at the Habs successful road trip to start the season and how they’re playing a full 60 minutes. [TSN690]
  • Cam Hillis is ready to start his three-year deal and get going with the Laval Rocket. [Twitter]
  • Joël Bouchard is already looking to have Cayden Primeau rack up the most minutes between the pipes for Laval this season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • What goes on inside Suzuki’s head when on the ice?
  • How ‘bout that Carey Price?

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • George Armstrong, who passed away at the age of 90 and was the longest-serving captain in Maple Leafs history, was the best captain the team ever had. [Sportsnet]
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois doesn’t feel any added pressure despite being traded for star sniper Patrik Laine. [TSN]
  • The NWHL season is getting underway but commissioner Ty Tumminia has been full speed ahead since October. [Sportsnet]
  • Seven games into the season, the Vancouver Canucks are 2-5-0. Is this team good enough to compete in the Canadian division? [Sportsnet]