Sunday Habs Headlines: Al Montoya reflects on his Cuban heritage

Here are your daily links, including Al Montoya’s Cuban roots, what is the current identity of the Canadiens, and how to block shots.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Back up goaltender Al Montoya is the first hockey player of Cuban heritage to play in the NHL. [La Presse]
  • Initial reports of a second stroke for Jacques Demers turned out to be erroneous, as it was later announced that the reason for yesterday’s hospitalization was an infection. We wish Demers the best in his recovery. [TVA Sports]
  • Are the Montreal Canadiens really the team that they say they are? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Michel Therrien is not judging Alex Radulov based on his past and is instead focusing on what he brings to the team now. [Le Journal De Montreal]
  • With the reception that Shea Weber received at the Bell Centre, it’s fair to say that most Canadiens fans have moved on from the trade. [Sportsnet]
  • Goaltender Yann Danis is settling in quite nicely with the St. John’s IceCaps. [The Telegram]
  • Watch as Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven make a brilliant save on a breakaway! [Sportsnet]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Players need to be more selective about blocking shots in order to help their goaltenders. [MSG Networks]
  • Why are the Chicago Blackhawks struggling on the penalty kill? [SB Nation]
  • The 1990 playoff series between the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets left Jets fans with bittersweet memories. [Sportsnet]
  • Playing old-school hockey took a heavy toll on the NHL players of that era. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Being a sports fan is more complicated then it used to be. [The Ringer]/

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