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Saturday Habs Headlines: A Promising Start

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marty St-Louis likes what he’s seeing from David Reinbacher. [Sportsnet | TVA | Yahoo Sports | The Athletic]
  • The Habs are a young team, and their players can learn a lot from Paul Byron, Montreal’s new player development consultant. [Montreal Gazette | La Presse]
  • Emil Heineman has a decent shot of making the team. [Montreal Gazette]
  • How the fall-out from drafting Logan Mailloux finally forced the Canadiens to modernize – and how they’re better for it. [Montreal Gazette]
  • While some players prefer the anonymity or warmth they can enjoy in markets like Florida or California, others (like Cole Caufield, Josh Morrissey, and Brady Tkachuk) thrive on the passion and even pressure of the Canadian markets. [The Athletic]
  • Doctor David Mulder retires after 60 years with the Habs. [Canadiens | Montreal Gazette | La Presse | TSN]
  • Chris Nilan has entered the Hope Study which is studying C.T.E. [New York Times]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Nikita Zadorov is, so far, the only Russian NHL player who has publicly denounced the Russian war in Ukraine. [TSN | Sportsnet | CBC | The Athletic]
  • The QMJHL announces the Patrick Roy trophy, which will be awarded to the best regular season goaltender. [TVA]
  • Jonathan Drouin will suit up with Nathan McKinnon for the first time since their days with the Halifax Mooseheads. [TVA]
  • Speaking of McKinnon and the Mooseheads, Halifax has retired McKinnon’s number. [NHL]
  • The NHL hopes to help grow the game in Australia, but is also catering to a sizable number of Australians who are already NHL fans. [Yahoo Sports | ESPN]
  • Kevin Fiala shares his thoughts while with the Kings in Australia. [NHL]
  • There is no time-table for Logan Couture’s return following a summer training injury. [TSN]
  • The Capitals are glad to still have Evgeni Kuznetsov, but they’re going to need him to be a bigger contributor. [TSN]
  • Michael Andlauer hopes to put the fan experience first in any changes that come to the Senators. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Zechariah Thomas secured a huge deal for his company Swift Hockey on “Dragon’s Den”. Swift Hockey aims to provide affordable sticks to help make hockey more accessible. [NHL]

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