Friday Habs Headlines: Julien’s balanced approach opens opportunities for the kids

In today’s links, Claude Julien’s approach is great for the youngsters, Canadiens past and present weigh in on the start of a new season, and Nathan Walker’s journey from the Opera House to the White House.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs’ balanced attack is good news for the team’s youngsters. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This is a make or break season for Marc Bergevin. [Sportsnet]
  • Jonathan Drouin recalls that his first season of organized hockey didn’t go as smoothly as he had hoped. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Karl Alzner is used to not being noticed. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Nathan Beaulieu thinks his friend Alex Galchenyuk needs to be allowed to just play hockey. [The Athletic]
  • What can we expect from Victor Mete in his first season? [RDS]
  • The numbers point towards Brendan Gallagher having a rebound season. [TSN]
  • The Habs have no room for error this year. [RDS]
  • Marc de Foy thinks that the playoffs are not on the Canadiens’ radar this season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The inaugural home game for the Laval Rocket is sold out! [Laval Rocket]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “Describe Jaromir Jagr.” [NHL]/
  • Alexander Radulov will miss Montreal. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk are your co-captains for the 2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes. [TSN]
  • The Ottawa Senators extended Mark Borowiecki for two additional years. [TSN]
  • Hockey players have come from Sydney before, but Nathan Walker of the Washington Capitals is the first one from Sydney, New South Wales, to crack the NHL. []
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have high hopes after a noteworthy off-season. [TSN]
  • The New York Riveters of the NWHL are rebranding as part of a three-year partnership with the New Jersey Devils. [The Ice Garden].
  • A look at the relationship between Frölunda HC and the NHL clubs which have benefited from the Swedish club’s alumni. [Sport Expressen (Swedish)]/

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