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Monday Habs Headlines: Possible trouble spots heading into the new season

In today’s links, potential trouble spots for the Habs this season, Caufield day-to-day, nobody is making Ducharme sit up and take notice yet, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Potential trouble spots as the Canadiens head into the new season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Cole Caufield participated in warm-ups for Sunday’s inter-squad scrimmage but that’s as far as he got after being taken out of the line-up for “precautionary measures” and is day-to-day. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Guy Lapointe gives his glass-half-full opinion on the Canadiens, Shea Weber, and his oral cancer remission. [NHL]
  • Dominique Ducharme’s thoughts on the first pre-season game against Toronto on Saturday can be summed up with lack of energy and “nobody stood out”. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Most concerning was the play of Ryan Poehling and Alexander Romanov. [RDS]
  • Marco D’Amico thinks Poehling will be given every opportunity to make the team. [TSN 690]
  • Team Red took home a 5-2 victory over Team White in the annual Red vs. White Scrimmage on Sunday. [NHL]
  • After notching two goals in Sunday’s scrimmage, Joshua Roy was among the first three players to be cut from camp.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • HC Kremenchuk forward Andrei Deniskin was ejected from Sunday’s game and is facing disciplinary action from the UHL after making a racist gesture to an opponent. [ESPN]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs’ captain John Tavares confessed to having butterflies and anxiety heading into the first exhibition game of the 2021-22 season. [Sportsnet]
  • The St. Louis Blues signed Doug Armstrong, longtime president of hockey operations and general manager, to a five-year contract extension. [TSN]
  • After being part of four different NHL organizations over the past two seasons, Eric Comrie is out to prove he’s ready for a backup goaltender position with the Winnipeg Jets. [Sportsnet]
  • For the first time in 16 months, the Calgary Flames welcome fans back to the Saddledome. [TSN]