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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Sean Monahan, a savvy move?

In today’s links, Sean Monahan’s value as a player, Juraj Slafkovský navigates preseason, and Hockey Canada fields questions from Parliament.

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NHL: OCT 03 Maple Leafs at Canadiens Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Sean Monahan might be more than just the price for a first round pick. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Questions remain for the Habs blue line with two pre-season games left on the docket. [La Presse]
  • Juraj Slafkovský admits he stopped cheering for his former favourite player Auston Matthews after being drafted. [Daily Hive]
  • Slafkovský is finally showing ‘more confidence’ as a roster decision looms. [Sportsnet]
  • Should Slafkovský play in the NHL this season? []
  • Twillingate, Newfoundland is ready to finally celebrate Hockeyville win, as the Canadiens and Senators arrive after a two-year delay. []

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Hockey Canada defends its senior leadership before a parliamentary committee, blaming media and politicians for ‘unduly cynical attacks’. [The Athletic | Sportsnet | TSN]
  • NHL goalie tandem rankings for 2022-23. [ESPN]
  • The New York Islanders signed Mathew Barzal to an eight-year extension with $9.15M AAV. [Sportsnet]
  • For a team like the Islanders that’s desperately in need of cap flexibility, Barzal’s new deal isn’t a solution. [Daily Faceoff]
  • What are the most intriguing star-studded debuts, can’t-miss games of the 2022-23 NHL season? [Sportsnet]
  • The secret of the Tampa Bay Lightning development program: ‘A village to raise a player’. [The Athletic]
  • Ten breakout candidates for 2022-23. [Daily Faceoff]