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Saturday Habs Headlines: Future Considerations

Slafkovsky and Mesar are looking forward to continuing their journey together, reviewing free agency so far, new hires, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar are excited to continue their hockey journey together. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois would like to play for Montreal, whether anything will come of that is yet to be seen. [The Athletic]
  • A couple of words about each significant signing from the beginning of free agency, including Slafkovsky, Ben Chiarot, Max Domi, Artturi Lehkonen, and more. [Sportsnet]
  • Stu Cowan, Rick Green, Andrew Berkshire, and Julian McKenzie discuss Lane Hutson. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Ottawa swung for the fences and made some good (if sizable) signings, but there’s no guarantee that they won’t run into cap problems on the other end of the spectrum. [NBC Sports]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers are a mess, and seem not to know how to fix things. [NBC Sports]
  • Breaking down the best deals signed at the beginning of free agency. [Sportsnet]
  • Nazem Kadri has yet to sign anywhere, but here are five locations where he could land. [The Athletic]
  • Reviewing how things landed in the league-wide game of goalie musical chairs. [The Athletic]
  • The New Jersey Devils are happy to snag Ondrej Palat after missing out on Johnny Gaudreau. [TSN | Sportsnet | NHL]
  • Evaluating where the Leafs stand after a busy few days of free agency. [The Athletic]
  • The Devils hire Andrew Brunette as associate coach. [Sportsnet]
  • Elliotte and Jeff talk about the Gaudreau trade and other free agents and players like Nazem Kadri, John Klingberg, and teams like Washington, Tampa, and Pittsburgh. [Sportsnet]
  • Tara Slone talks about the loss of ‘Hometown Hockey’. [The Athletic]