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Sunday Habs Headlines: The Cole Caufield buzz continues to build

In today’s links, eagerly anticipating Caufield’s debut, speculating on the trade deadline, and more dire news on the Canucks’ COVID situation.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There’s serious buzz around Cole Caufield as we wait to see his shot in the professional game. [La Voix de l’Est]
  • Caufield will wear #44 with the Laval Rocket:
  • The Canadiens are gaining confidence in Dominigue Ducharme’s system. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Debra Jo Rupp, of That 70s Show and WandaVision fame, was cheering on the Habs last night:
  • After dealing with a COVID-19 case of their own, the Canadiens players wish for the best for their Canucks counterparts. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Arpon Basu and Marc Antoine Godin evaluate some reader-suggested trade proposals. [The Athletic]
  • Eric Engels answers questions about the deadline and beyond. [Sportsnet]
  • Ben Chiarot is trying to keep his legs in game shape while his hand heals:

Around the league and elsehwere

  • The playoff bubble could be the chosen stategy for the NHL’s post-season after recent COVID cases around the league. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canucks’ COVID list is now at 16 players and three coaches. []
  • How the Buffalo Sabres should approach the trade deadline. [Die By The Blade]
  • Thinking less has been the key to Max Domi beginning to find his form with the Blue Jackets. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • Vinnie Hinostroza has been reacquired by the Chicago Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]