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Thursday Habs Headlines: Waiting to see the new roster in action

In today’s links, what the free-agent additions can bring to the table, celebrating The Rocket, Dubois honours Matiss Kivlenieks, and Kotkaniemi’s family deals with some difficult news.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • What Marc Bergevin’s free-agency acquisitions bring to the table. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Only time will tell if these moves will pay off. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Born 100 years ago, and six decades after his retirement, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard remains the face of the Montreal Canadiens. [NHL]
  • ICYMI: Alex Burrows gets a three-year deal with the Canadiens on Wednesday. [EOTP]
  • While in contract negotiations, Jesperi Kotkaniemi is also dealing with his father’s struggle with cancer. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • After filing for salary arbitration, Victor Mete agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. [Sportsnet]
  • Former Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov reveals how “intense” Nathan MacKinnon is both on and off the ice. [Colorado Hockey Now]
  • The 1-2 punch of young centers Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes could have the New Jersey Devils becoming contenders. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Vancouver Canucks’ head coach, Travis Green, said that the upgrades made to the team has them excited about returning to training camp in September. [Sportsnet]
  • Pierre-Luc-Dubois pays tribute to teammate, Matiss Kivlenieks, who tragically passed away in July.