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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien’s preparations

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In today’s links, how the bench boss has integrated his new players into the system, Tyler Toffoli’s Canadiens career couldn’t have started better, and how the Laine-Dubois deal was consummated.

NHL: JAN 12 Canadiens Training Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The team’s hot start is a testament to Claude Julien’s patience and preparation. [Sportsnet | Radio-Canada]
  • The coach is warning against complacency, saying that his charges can do better. [La Presse]
  • Tyler Toffoli is making a seamless transition to his new team, his new position, and his new city. [Montreal Gazette | Montreal Gazette]
  • The Habs are having a lot of fun so far, but it’s early days. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Statistically, the Canadiens have flown out of the gate. [RDS]
  • Is this the breakout year for Jesperi Kotkaniemi? [RDS]
  • The Canadiens are finally back on Bell Centre ice. [Montreal Gazette | RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff is in isolation due to Covid-19 protocols. [TSN]
  • How the Pierre-Luc Dubois-Patrik Laine trade came together. [31 Thoughts]
  • Term will be the big question when it comes to any extension that Laine might sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets. [TSN]
  • Laine’s departure reopened old wounds caused when another Finnish sniper left. [La Presse]
  • Jack Campbell’s injury has evaporated the Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending depth. [Sportsnet]
  • Scott Thomas wants to prevent the deportation of the truck driver who crashed into the Humboldt Broncos’s bus—but not everyone tied to that incident can heal so quickly. [The Hockey News]
  • What does it mean to grow up with the game of hockey as a person of colour? [The Leafs Nation]