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Saturday Habs Headlines: Up for the Challenge

Suzuki and the Canadiens’ youngsters are proving themselves so far, no World Cup of Hockey in 2024, HHOF inductions, injuries, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Nick Suzuki continues to show that he is up for the challenge of being captain. [Sportsnet]
  • Kirby Dach’s hot start is showing up the Chicago Blackhawks. [Yahoo Sports]
  • It’s pretty safe to say that the Habs’ top line is clicking. [Twitter]
  • Samuel Montembeault has been on a new level for the Canadiens. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Marty St-Louis has days away from the Habs, but he doesn’t have many days away from hockey. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Montreal’s firing of Dom Ducharme earns a mention in this breakdown of some of the best mid-season coaching changes. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Lanny McDonald reminisces about Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, and others. [NHL]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • There will be no World Cup of Hockey in 2024. [NHL | TSN | Yahoo Sports]
  • Börje Salming’s return to Toronto for the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony is an emotional one. [Sportsnet]
  • The Staal brothers might be divided on the ice, but off it, they’re united in helping families with children fighting cancer. [NHL]
  • Martin Brodeur and his new role with the New Jersey Devils. [The Athletic]
  • Claude Giroux looks forward to returning to Philadelphia. [NHL]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes put Frederik Andersen on IR. [Sportsnet]
  • Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Yahoo Sports | NHL]
  • Evander Kane will be out for at least three months as a result of the injury he suffered against the Lightning. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek talk about Jack Eichel’s return, the Knights and Devils, and more in Friday’s edition of 32 Thoughts. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Perfetti’s hockey awareness is apparent on and off the ice. [Sportsnet]
  • If diligence and hard work were the only keys to success, Thatcher Demko’s season would be going very differently from the way it is. [Sportsnet]
  • Washington Capitals’ coach Peter Laviolette will miss at least the next two games with COVID. [TSN]
  • Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, and Daniel Alfredsson among those inducted into the Hall of Fame. [TSN]
  • Luongo, Alfredsson, and the Sedins all share something in common behind being some of the best hockey has had to offer — none have won the Stanley Cup. [NHL]
  • Stories from Daniel Alfredsson’s career remembered ahead of his HHoF induction. [The Athletic]