Friday Habs Headlines: Max Domi’s suspension makes it hard to know how to use him

In today’s links, Domi’s out for the rest of the preseason, making it tough to evaluate his proper place in the lineup. Domi and Deslauriers have opened up the debate on fighting again, and the new secret weapon around the NHL is... coconut water?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Max Domi may not be sacrificing pay or regular season games, but his suspension makes it difficult for the Canadiens to evaluate his proper place in the lineup. [Montreal Gazette|The Athletic]
  • Domi got off on the wrong foot in his Habs debut. [Sportsnet]
  • Domi’s suspension could open the door for Nick Suzuki. [Sportsnet]
  • Suzuki thrives on doubt, so go ahead and doubt him. [The Athletic]
  • Chris Nilan, Stu Cowan, Jessica Rusnak, and Adam Susser weigh in on the Pacioretty trade, Domi vs. Galchenyuk, and the potential of Weber as trade bait. [Hockey Inside/Out (Video)]
  • RDS previews the Atlantic Division, where the rich got richer and the poor... didn’t. [RDS]
  • Nicolas Deslauriers’ injury should be considered yet another example of the NHL’s obsolete policy on fighting. [RDS]
  • Mikey Reilly is proving to be a great bargain buy for Marc Bergevin. [La Presse]
  • Alexandre Alain is living a childhood dream. [La Presse]
  • Jarret Tyszka is not recovering as well as Jake Evans, but is feeling better./
  • Les Canadiennes season tickets are now on sale! [Showpass]/
  • The Fabs will play home games at Place Bell next season. [EOTP]
  • Larry Robinson wishes Guy Lafleur a happy birthday./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Coconut water is replacing Gatorade as a hydration option around the NHL. [ESPN]
  • Can William Karlsson and the rest of last year’s breakout players do it again? [ESPN]
  • Is nutrigenomics the next horizon for the NHL? [The Athletic]
  • Combining accumulated stats and scouting profiles to create a different approach to ranking NHL teams by their U23 players. [Raw Charge]
  • Don’t expect Erik Karlsson to sign a contract before the trade deadline, as that’s when his eligibility for an eight-year deal kicks in. [The Athletic]
  • A look behind the scenes at Julien BriseBois’ serendipitous rise to GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning. [The Athletic]
  • Matt Duchene won’t rush his decision on whether to resign with the Ottawa Senators or not. [TSN]
  • Ondrej Pavelec has announced his retirement from hockey./

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