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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Good and the Bad

Hockeyville at Elsipogtog First Nation, Wickenheiser calls for new Hockey Canada leadership, Jaromir Jagr, the preseason continues, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens and Senators spent the day at Elsipogtog First Nation as part of the Kraft Hockeyville events. [NHL | NHL | Twitter]
  • Mike Hoffman and Christian Dvorak are out with upper-body injuries, while Mike Matheson was out for a treatment day. [Sportsnet]
  • Development, not tanking, is the plan — probably a good approach for a young team who will undoubtedly struggle this season. [The Athletic]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • MacKenzie Weegar’s eight year extension is the latest piece in Brad Treliving’s retool of the Calgary Flames core. [TSN | Sportsnet | NHL]
  • If you tuned out of hockey for the summer and now need to catch up on everything before the season starts, this is the article for you. [ESPN]
  • Nike is the latest sponsor to suspend its relationship with Hockey Canada. [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey New Brunswick will not be paying their fees to Hockey Canada. [Sportsnet]
  • While Hockey Alberta is not currently withholding fees or calling for resignations, the possibility that they will do so in the fugure remains open. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Hockey Canada moves its Board of Directors election to December 17th, a month later than previously announced. [Sportsnet]
  • Experts find Hockey Canada’s response baffling. [Sportsnet]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser calls for new Hockey Canada leadership, and stresses that hockey will go on without them. [Sportsnet]
  • The interim leadership of Hockey Canada does not seem to have a better view on the situation than the ousted members. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tyler Myers will be out for 2-4 weeks for the Canucks. [Sportsnet]
  • The Greater Toronto Hockey League is looking into allegations racial abuse against players of the Humber Valley Sharks. [CBC]
  • Dave Dryden, former Sabres goalie, re-inventor of the goalie mask, and older brother of Habs goalie Ken Dryden has died. [NHL]
  • Jaromir Jagr talks about his hockey future, current players he thinks could play until they’re 50, and more ahead of the 2022 NHL Global Series. [NHL]
  • Using data to analyze how the Carolina Hurricanes structure helps their goalies. [The Athletic]