Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens put an emphasis on adding toughness over the summer

Here are your daily links, including the Habs focus on getting “tougher”, the pressure that certainly must be mounting for Michel Therrien, and a pair of Canadiens defencemen leading the way for Team Russia.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens were featured on NBC Sports’ Pro Hockey Talk today, with a number of topics up for discussion. First, Michel Therrien has to be in the hot seat this season with his job - and entire NHL future - at risk. [PHT]
  • Also from PHT: hoping to acquire players more to his coaches’ liking, Marc Bergevin put an emphasis on acquiring toughness this offseason. Meanwhile, Sven Andrighetto will hope to make the jump and become a permanent NHLer. [PHT | Toughness | Andrighetto]
  • According to a fan vote, Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin are Team Russia’s top blue-liners in the offensive and defensive zones respectively. [TVA Sports]
  • Martin Lemay of RDS is of the opinion that Shea Weber will bring more to the Canadiens lineup than did P.K. Subban. [TSN 690]
  • In case you missed it yesterday, the Canadiens named 27 prospects to their rookie tournament roster. The tournament kicks off September 16th. [EOTP]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Tom Hunter of The Bloggers Tribune takes a look back at the historic 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union. [TBT]
  • Patrik Bexell had a chance to speak one-on-one with Detroit Red Wings prospect Christoffer Ehn after an SHL pre-season contest. [WIIM]
  • Vladimir Sobotka is expected to re-join the St. Louis Blues after the conclusion of the World Cup of Hockey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Among the topics in the Down Goes Brown grab bag - whether or not the World Cup signals the end of NHL participation at the Olympics. [Vice Sports]
  • The Arizona Coyotes have taken on their share of contracts this season, using cap space to their advantage - and hey, they might just immortalize the $29 million added in dead cap space. [LHH]/

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