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Saturday Habs Headlines: Tyler Toffoli’s positive impact

In today’s links what Toffoli adds to the team, no timeline for injured Habs’ return and the problem with the NHL’s officiating standards.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Here’s why Tyler Toffoli is undoubtably the single best addition to the Montreal Canadiens. [NHL]
  • Despite putting together an impressive regular season record, the Laval Rocket will unfortunately not have the opportunity to play in the AHL playoffs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cole Caufield’s debut with the Canadiens has been everything fans have wanted and more. [Montreal Gazette]
  • It is yet to be determined when the Canadiens’ injured core players will return. [Sportsnet]
  • Jake Allen was quick to encourage Cayden Primeau, after the rookie goalie was pulled against the Leafs. [TSN]
  • Former Canadiens captain Brian Gionta looked back fondly on his time in Montreal. [NHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • It is an open secret that the NHL’s officiating is inconsistent at best. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • But one thing is for certain, fighting remains in the NHL because the league wants it to stay. [Toronto Star]
  • Buffalo Sabres head coach Don Granato is incredibly grateful to be standing in the place he is in right now. [TSN]
  • With a young core, growing pains are to be expected with the Columbus Blue Jackets. [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • Here’s how the Seattle Kraken plan to share the team’s participation in the expansion draft. [The Seattle Times]