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Friday Habs Headlines: Farrell, Beck, Roy, Mailloux? What could the 2023-24 roster look like?

In today’s links, pondering next year’s team composition, Jordan Binnington finally draws the ire of Player Safety, and the latest on the QMJHL’s decision to ban fighting.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • What could the roster look like for next year? [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Rumours linking Pierre-Luc Dubois to Montreal continue to persist. [The Hockey News]
  • Rookie defencemen Johnathan Kovacevic and Arber Xhekaj rank among the NHL’s top trend-setters in haute couture. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Montreal Canadiens have been decimated by injuries this season, which has allowed them to showcase many players who would otherwise be stuck in the AHL. [Montreal Hockey Now]
  • It took Owen Beck a while to wrap his head around the price the Peterborough Petes paid to get him. [The Peterborough Examiner]
  • The Habs remain emotionally engaged despite having little to play for. [TSN 690 (Audio)]
  • Jonathan Kovacevic: the most underrated Canadien. [A Winning Habit]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and their 11-7 lineup have been debated a lot since the NHL trade deadline. Is it working? [The Hockey News]
  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington has been suspended two games for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct for his part in an altercation Wednesday against the Minnesota Wild. [Sportsnet]
  • Behind the Marc-Andre Fleury-Binnington fight that almost happened. [The Athletic]
  • Ondrej Palat’s former Lightning teammates share why he’s a perfect fit for the New Jersey Devils and why they miss him so much as a teammate. [New Jersey Devils]
  • “It feels great I get trust from there (management),” Jesperi Kotkaniemi said. “[Second-line centre is] a big role to fill but I think I’m ready for it. [Raleigh News & Observer]
  • This is a story of a dog called Bronco, a baby named Gracie and the circle of life. Ethan Bear’s life. If you’re a dog person, you’ll get it. If you just have a heart, you should too. [Sportsnet]
  • Who are some of the big names bidding for the Ottawa Senators? [TSN]
  • Ryan Reynolds should not to be underestimated in the Senators sale process. [Sportsnet]
  • A great and important challenge lies before new QMJHL president Mario Cecchini. [La Presse]
  • The background behind the QMJHL’s decision to ban fighting. [The Athletic]
  • Banning fighting may start with the QMJHL, but do the other junior leagues need to follow suit? [Daily Faceoff]
  • Why are suspensions down in the 2022-23 NHL season? [ESPN]