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Sunday Habs Headlines: A difficult season ahead

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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. [Canadiens.com]
  • 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. [Canadiens.com]
  • 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]