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

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.

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

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]