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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Jake Allen awarded Jean Béliveau Trophy

In today’s links, Allen acknowledged for his community leadership, Caufield-Suzuki-Dach line could be the best Habs line in decades, team culture a big factor in early success, Brigette Lacquette to be featured in Tim Horton's diversity campaign, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Acknowledged for his work in the community, Jake Allen has been awarded the Jean Béliveau Trophy for the 2021-22 season. [NHL]
  • And he appreciates the honour.
  • The team culture is a big factor behind the Canadiens' success so far this season. [RDS]
  • Martin St-Louis sees why Kirby Dach was chosen 3rd overall in 2019 and says he is an “undeniable asset”. [Journal de Montreal]
  • After watching the footage of his hit on Detroit Red Wings Matt Luff, Juraj Slafkovsky reached out to Luff to apologize. [Sportsnet]
  • With Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki, and Kirby Dach, producing at an incredible pace they could be the best Canadiens line in three decades. [Offside]
  • The Caufield-Suzuki-Dach line shines while Mike Hoffman is enjoying a streak of his own. [RDS]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Ahead of Daniel Alfredsson’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, former Ottawa Senators’ teammate Erik Karlsson wrote a tribute to Alfredsson. [Sportsnet]
  • Brigette Lacquette, the first First Nations woman to play for the Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team, will be featured in Tim Horton’s “Let’s Up Our Game” campaign. [CBC]
  • Taking into account a team’s goal differential matters, even during the first half of the season. [TSN]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin’s absence will be leaving a void as much off the ice as it will on. [Sportsnet]