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Friday Habs Headlines: Cole Caufield is finding his groove with Martin St-Louis

In today’s links, Cole Caufield’s rediscovered his scoring touch, the Lions de Trois-Rivières don’t want to be left behind by the Laval Rocket, and early season concerns for several teams around the league.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Cole Caufield is finding his happy place playing for Martin St-Louis. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Bob Gainey did the Canadiens’ heavy lifting with little fanfare, which puts him at #92 on The Athletic’s list of the top 100 NHLers of the modern era. [The Athletic]
  • Émile Poirier has terminated his contract with the Laval Rocket and is headed for Germany. [La Presse]
  • The Lions de Trois-Rivières want to show that they won’t be left behind by the Rocket when it comes to on-ice success. [La Presse]
  • One week into the AHL season, William Trudeau has impressed while Justin Barron has not stood out. [RDS]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “I know I’m already beginning to sound redundant, but this draft class is elite.” [Sportsnet]
  • Is it too early to have NHL coaches on the hot seat? [TSN]
  • The latest rumours and reports on the top potential UFAs for 2023. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey Quebec is looking to restore hockey’s culture and get back to basics. [La Presse]
  • Judging NHL overreactions after one week of the season. [ESPN]
  • Four teams off to early season slumps — and what they can do to turn things around. [The Athletic]
  • Dave Dryden created the template for the modern hockey goaltending mask. [Globe and Mail]