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Monday Habs Headlines: Expectations run high as training camp begins

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In today’s links, recapping Bergevin’s press conference, training camp begins, what the taxi squad is all about, and more.

2020 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 Photo by Shafique Bakush/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal News and Notes

  • Marc Bergevin has high expectations after his multiple offseason acquisitions. [CTV News]
  • Bergevin met with the media during the team’s first day of training camp. [NHL]
  • The GM spoke about why he acquired Corey Perry and what his playoff experience can bring to the team. [Sportsnet]
  • Fans are daring to hope and are getting excited about this team and the additional size that’s been added. [National Post]
  • As the team heads into the shortest training camp in the team’s history, Bergevin is keeping his eyes on the ice... and the salary cap. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Who will be on the Canadiens’ Taxi Squad and how it will work. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Sporting his Habs jersey for the first time, Tyler Toffoli gives us a little update during the first day of training camp.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Which Edmonton Oilers team will show up for the 2021 season? The ones who sat at or near the top of the Pacific Division from October-March or the ones who bombed in the Qualifying Round? [Sportsnet]
  • B.C. gives the green light for in-province NHL games to be played during the 2021 season and put “enhanced health measures” in place. [CBC]
  • Thomas Chabot, Erik Gudranson and Brady Tkachuk will wear be the alternates for the Ottawa Senators this season. [NHL]
  • Joe Thornton will start the season with his new team alongside Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. [Sportsnet]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenseman John Marino to a six-year extension on Sunday. [ESPN]
  • Filip Zadina feels prepared for the NHL season thanks to the head start he had playing in a pro league in his native Czech Republic. [Detroit News]