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Sunday Habs Headlines: A difficult season ahead

In today’s links, as currently constructed the Habs won’t be competitive in the Atlantic, new goalie coach’s first job is gaining trust of netminders, and serious betting allegations concerning Evander Kane.

NHL: FEB 01 Panthers at Canadiens Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • As the roster stands now, the Canadiens will have a hard time of claiming a playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. [Montreal Gazette]
  • At the same time, the projected lineup is quite similar to the one that opened the 2020-21 season. [La Presse]
  • If you missed the news yesterday, Artturi Lehkonen is set to be one of those returning players after signing a one-year extension. [EOTP]
  • Cedric Paquette got to realize a childhood dream when he signed with the Canadiens. [Radio-Canada]
  • Perreault feels exactly the same way. []
  • Jordan Harris’s journey to becoming a top NHL prospect. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • Éric Raymond’s first order of business is to develop relationships with the goalies in the Canadiens’ system. []
  • There will be some Montreal smoked meat at the White House after the Canadian Prime Minister followed up on the Stanley Cup Final bet:
  • The Laval Rocket have added Jean-Christophe Beaudin and Brandon Gignac on AHL deals. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL is investigating comments from Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward was betting on his own games last season. [Fear The Fin]
  • Jack Eichel’s agents released a public statement to voice their displeasure with the handling of his injury and trade request. [Die By The Blade]
  • Warren Foegele now has a three-year deal after his trade to the Edmonton Oilers. [The Copper & Blue]
  • David Krejci is ending his NHL career to return to play in the Czech Republic. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]