clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Saturday Habs Headlines: Committed to Development

Development is a focus for Montreal across the board, Hurricane Ian relief, Marner on defence, and training camp updates in today’s links.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Kent Hughes’ comments about Juraj Slafkovsky were blunt, but also show that the Habs are focused on developing him properly. [Yahoo Sports | Montreal Gazette]
  • In fact, proper development is the name of the game across the board. [Yahoo Sports | Montreal Gazette]
  • ICYMI: Montreal cut 23 players from camp. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs donned specially designed t-shirts on the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. [Twitter]
  • Jonathan Drouin’s goal this season is to be healthy enough to suit up for all 82 games. [TVA]
  • Spider man, injuries, and other ways of running practice. [Montreal Gazette | Canadiens]
  • Filip Mesar has impressed Nick Suzuki and Josh Anderson. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Kaiden Guhle and Aber Xhekaj stood out in training camp. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning announce that they are donating two million dollars towards Hurricane Ian relief. [TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Tampa’s two home preseason games have been canceled due to Hurricane Ian. [TSN | NHL]
  • Connor McDavid would rather win than score. [TSN]
  • Ducks defenseman Urho Vaakanainen alert and doing well after being stretchered off the ice. [TSN | Sportsnet| NHL]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs lose Carl Dahlstrom for six months, and Jordie Benn for at least three weeks. [Sportsnet]
  • Mitch Marner, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the future of positional play. [Sportsnet]
  • For the Ottawa Senators, team cohesion is coming quickly, despite the wide range of ages. [Sportnset]
  • There were definitely good things to be found in Vancouver’s pre-season losses, but Bruce Boudreau isn’t satisfied. [Sportsnet]
  • A look back on the history and importance of the Little Native Hockey League as it prepares to makes its post COVID return. [Sportsnet]
  • Federal Sports Minister Pascal St-Onge pulled no punches when discussing Hockey Canada. [TVA]
  • Tyson Jost talks about the dark days following the Stanley Cup victory of the team that traded him mid-season. [The Athletic]
  • The Washington Capitals’ many jerseys this season are going to keep everyone busy — and entertained. [The Athletic]