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Sunday Habs Headlines: A hat trick brings Cole Caufield’s goal tally to 22

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In today’s links, Cole Caufield isn’t having any problems scoring, looking at why the Canadiens stopped winning, the NHL wants to jump on the NFT bandwagon, and what to watch for in tonight’s Dream Gap Tour match.

NHL: JUN 26 Canadiens Development Camp Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki has begun to learn about the heritage and culture of the Suzuki name. [Sportsnet]
  • The players know they need to play better in front of Carey Price. [TSN]
  • Montreal plays a completely different game when they go up a man than they do at five-on-five. [Montreal Gazette]
  • And before last night showed some promise, even the five-on-five play was struggling to generate anything dangerous. [Sportsnet]
  • You know who doesn’t struggle with generating offence? Twenty-two-goal Cole Caufield. [Madison.com]
  • A major factor in the Canadiens’ recent form has been more quality chances allowed by the defence. [RDS]
  • Tim Raines offered his encouragement to the Habs last night:
  • The top players to watch as the WHL season gets set to resume, including Kaiden Guhle in Prince Albert. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Boston Bruins claimed Jarred Tinordi off waivers yesterday. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • What has Peter Budaj been up to in retirement? [The Link]
  • A pushback of the date of the NHL Draft is still being sought by a lot of league personnel. [Sportsnet]
  • The Vancouver Canucks’ high expectations after last year’s playoff run is making their current struggles harder to take. [Sportsnet]
  • Jeff Skinner still wants to stick around with the Buffalo Sabres. [NHL.com]
  • The NHL is looking to replicate the financial success the NBA is enjoying with its TopShots NFTs, or non-fungible tokens of digital works (in this case, video highlights) that use blockchain technology to keep a record of owenership. [Sportsnet]
  • After experiencing racism in their QMJHL careers, three generations of Black players hope the next wave of prospects has it better. [Welland Tribune]
  • The PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour (which you can catch from Madison Square Garden on Sportsnet tonight) isn’t just a chance to see familiar Olympic women’s hockey players back in action, but to get a glimpse of the new wave who could join them on the national teams. [Sportsnet]