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Friday Habs Headlines: Is Montembeault over Primeau the right choice?

In today’s links, asking whether the Habs should bring up Cayden Primeau, Ryan Poehling’s status in the organization, and Brady Tkachuk commits to Ottawa for the long-term.

Montreal Canadiens v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Are the Canadiens missing an opportunity to see what Cayden Primeau has to offer by electing to go with Samuel Montembeault? [The Hockey Writers]
  • With Montembeault starting against the Sabres, Marc Denis talks about the last time the Habs had a Québécois netminder — himself. [Journal de Montreal]
  • “My head’s clearer,” says Jonathan Drouin after scoring the Habs’ first goal of the season. [TSN]
  • Ryan Poehling will need to overcome hesitation to return to the NHL. [La Presse]
  • A few reflections on the Canadiens’ season-opener. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Why the New York Islanders will win the Stanley Cup, [ESPN]
  • Rick Jeanneret will call 20 regular season Buffalo Sabres games in the final year of his illustrious career. [WKBW Buffalo News]
  • Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended two games for boarding Kirby Dach. [Sportsnet]
  • André Tourigny is looking to bring a winning culture to the Arizona Coyotes. [Radio-Canada]
  • Ottawa Senators fans can “dream big” after Brady Tkachuk’s long-term contract extension. [Sportsnet]
  • “The start of something big”: Looking back at the St. John’s IceCaps, 10 years after their debut. [CBC]
  • Despite being 49 years of age, Jaromir Jagr is still on the first line—and producing—for HC Kladno. [The Hockey News]
  • For the first time ever, Puerto Rico will ice a women’s hockey team at the Amerigol Latam Cup in Florida this weekend. [The Hockey News]
  • Jalen Smereck has signed a one-year deal with the Bietigheim Steelers of the DEL. [The Detroit News]
  • The more things change... Massachusetts youth hockey is seeing a dearth of officials due to abuse — some necessitating police escorts — from parents. [The Eagle-Tribune]