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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Alex Burrows is still seeking that elusive Stanley Cup

In today’s links, Alex Burrows talks about the latest chapter in his hockey life, the Canadiens power play is showing signs of life without Shea Weber, and the NHL on ESPN seems to be making a return in the future.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Alex Burrows never won a Stanley Cup as a player. He’s not giving up just because he’s a coach now. [Sportsnet]
  • Burrows, who almost gave up during his third ECHL season, describes himself as a “hockey nerd”. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Burrows is also filling a role as a bit of a big brother to many players on the team. [La Presse]
  • The new assistant coach is hoping to put his team’s “wolf-pack mentality” to good use on the power play. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Problematically, Shea Weber has had no part in the Canadiens’ power play resurgence. [The Athletic]
  • The results aren’t coming quite yet for the Habs, but Carey Price’s play might change that soon. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL and ESPN have reportedly reached a seven-year US broadcasting deal. [Sportsnet]
  • Has the first half of this NHL season shown that Tim Stützle was the best prospect in the 2020 Entry Draft? [The Athletic]
  • Assembling the “all-disappointment team” for the first half of the NHL season. [Down Goes Brown]
  • Jack Eichel’s injury is the latest setback in a cursed year for the Buffalo Sabres. [31 Thoughts]
  • What’s going on with Patrik Laine? [The Hockey News]