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Friday Habs Headlines: Suzuki is proving that he is ready for the C

In today’s links, Nick Suzuki is embracing life as the captain, should Juraj Slafkovský play at the World Juniors, and who are the most likely Hockey Hall of Fame inductees for 2023?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Nick Suzuki is embracing the captaincy in Montreal. [The Hockey News]
  • Does Juraj Slafkovský deserve more ice time? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Should the Montreal Canadiens let Juraj Slafkovský play in the World Juniors? [Juraj Kralik’s Takes]
  • “I feel, on any given night, there’s a story. Sometimes it’s our goalies, sometimes, it’s our young (defencemen). It isn’t the same story every night” says Martin St-Louis. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brendan Gallagher’s value to the Canadiens is no longer measured simply by goals. [The Athletic]
  • Vinzenz Rohrer to talk about the start of the season for the 67’s, his play, being drafted by Montreal and what lies ahead for him the rest of the season. [TSN 1200 Ottawa (Audio)]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • An early-season glimpse at the NHL goaltending picture. [TSN]
  • Who are the top candidates for the 2023 Hockey Hall of Fame class? [Sportsnet]
  • Ten class of 2024 prospects to keep any eye on. [The Hockey News]
  • A key meeting between NHL, NHLPA, and IIHF representatives is scheduled to determine the fate of the 2024 World Cup of Hockey. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Loui Eriksson and Niklas Hjalmarsson have come out of retirement and joined SHL teams. [TSN]
  • ‘They make you feel like you belong’: How Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar have shaped the Los Angeles Kings. [ESPN]
  • P.K. Subban is joining ESPN as a hockey analyst. [ESPN]