Saturday Habs Headlines: Rookie Camp begins

Kotkaniemi in the spotlight, Evans attending his first Habs camp, Pacioretty talks about his situation, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • All eyes are on Jesperi Kotkaniemi, while Joel Buchard gets his first game-situation look at the Habs’ prospects. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Despite being one of the older guys at camp, Jake Evans is soaking in his first experience in a Habs jersey. [Sportsnet]
  • Unfortuntely, his first game with his fellow prospects was cut short by a head injury. [EOTP]
  • Max Pacioretty talked with Chris Nilan about his current situation, and the coming year. [TSN]
  • Arpon Basu discusses how yesterday was a perfect encapsulation of the state of the Habs. [The Athletic]
  • Don't expect the Atlantic division to provide much by way of unexpected success (or failure). [TSN]
  • Former Les Canadiennes defenceman Natalie Barrette is taking up a role behind the bench. [Twitter]/
  • Jonathan Drouin raised over $300,000 for charity at his golf tournament. [Instagram]
  • Patrick Roy has always been interested in returning to Montreal. [Le Journal de Quebec]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The present players and staff of HC Lokomotiv observed the seventh anniversary of the fatal crash./
  • Auston Matthews and John Tavares believe the Toronto Maple Leafs can be real contenders this season. [TSN]
  • Stars around the league also share their opinion. [Yahoo]
  • The Habs aren't the only ones with questions around their captain and star player. [TSN]
  • Connor McDavid is thoroughly tired of losing. [NHL]
  • Speaking of captains, the Leafs are in no hurry to name one. [CBC]/

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