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Saturday Habs Headlines: Alexander Romanov is thriving in his role

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In today’s links, Claude Julien reflects on his health scare, Romanov’s impressive start, and what the NWHL needs to do better.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Alexander Romanov’s outstanding play is bolstered by his impressive underlying metrics. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Claude Julien is happy to back behind the Canadiens bench after suffering a serious health scare last season. [Globe and Mail]
  • Laval Rocket coach Joël Bouchard had nothing but good things to say about goaltender Cayden Primeau. [La Presse]
  • General Manager Marc Bergevin’s faith in his squad was well placed. [The Athletic]
  • A combination of self confidence and good coaching has allowed Jake Evans to thrive in the NHL. [TSN]
  • Joni Ikonen seems to be bouncing back nicely:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Evgeni Malkin isn’t satisfied with his own performance this season. [NHL]
  • It would be in the NWHL’s best interest to grow the game without aligning with Barstool. [Defector]
  • This situation also speaks to the inherent issues with superficially promoting women’s empowerment. [Fanbyte]
  • The Finnish town of Salla is using an unusual tactic to draw attention to the adverse impacts of climate change. [Reuters]
  • Willie O’Ree received the Covid-19 vaccine and hopes that this will inspire others in the Black community to follow his lead. [NHL]
  • Not that Blues fans would mind: