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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are no stranger to underdog status

In today’s links, the Habs are used to being the underdog and this season is no exception, how will the team fare without Price and Weber, playoff predictions, McDavid works at getting better at hockey, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs are no strangers to being the underdogs and the start of the 2021-22 season is no exception. [Sportsnet]
  • Rather than extending his contract because of what he did do, the Canadiens are banking on what Nick Suzuki will do. [Montreal Gazette]
  • How will the Canadiens perform without Carey Price and Shea Weber? [The Hockey News]
  • Why pairing Brett Kulak with Jeff Petry is the best option in the short term. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Will the Canadiens make the playoffs again this year? [TSN 690]
  • According to Darren Dreger they will. [TSN 690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • As a fresh season begins, as does the hope that the Cup drought in Canada will break. [Sportsnet]
  • Alex Ovechkin will take it “game by game, step by step” as he chases Wayne Gretzky’s NHL goals record. [NHL]
  • Look out hockey world, Connor McDavid is working on his one-timer to get better at hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • Starting this Thursday, Henrik Lundqvist will join MSG Network as a studio analyst for select New York Rangers telecasts. [NHL]
  • Balancing out the excitement around the start of a new season with reasons why your team won’t win the Stanley Cup. [Sportsnet]