Thursday Habs Headlines: Joni Ikonen shows off his skills

Here are your daily links, including Ales Hemsky’s big season to come, and Jakub Jerabek’s road ahead.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Ales Hemsky is entering this season completely healed, and eager to show the hockey world that he can still play at a high level. [Canadiens]
  • A familiar face in Jaroslav Spacek has been integral in Jakub Jerabek’s preparation to make the jump to the NHL. [RDS]
  • Habs prospect Will Bitten lined up for Canada yesterday as they took on Finland in the World Junior Summer Showcase. [Twitter]
  • Also playing was Joni Ikonen, who was involved in a couple of goals for Team Finland: [Twitter | 1 | 2]/
  • Andrew Berkshire was at the Montreal Children’s Hospital to make a donation on behalf of the Steve Dangle Podcast. [YouTube]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Matt Duchene spoke about a difficult season in Colorado, and the trade rumours that continue to surround him. [SN]
  • Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres may be on the verge of signing an eight-year contract extension. [SN]
  • Tim Kawakami writes about his decision to move away from newspapers and become the editor-in-chief of The Athletic San Francisco. [The Athletic]
  • Carl Hagelin had an interesting day with the Stanley Cup: /

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