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Friday Habs Headlines: Introducing Tanner Pearson

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ‘Breath of fresh air’: Tanner Pearson is excited for a new opportunity with the Canadiens. [CTV Montreal | Montreal Gazette | La Presse | RDS]
  • The Canadiens’ gamble on Pearson is essentially made with house money. [Radio-Canada]
  • Canadiens training camp notebook: Emil Heineman is the first to line up next to Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki. [Sportsnet | La Presse]
  • Head coach Martin St. Louis will have to balance between choosing a veteran’s experience or a young player’s potential. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Chris Wideman is out indefinitely with a back injury. [TSN]
  • Jake Allen is at the centre of a conflict between his own ambitions and his generosity towards his own teammates. [La Presse]
  • Takeaways from day 1 of training camp. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Michael Andlauer is set to become the official owner of the Ottawa Senators. [TSN |]
  • Nikita Zadorov publically speaks out against the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine. [Sportsnet | YouTube (Russian)]
  • Nicklas Backstrom says that missing the playoffs was ‘not acceptable’ for the Washington Capitals. []
  • One underrated player to watch for each Atlantic Division NHL team in 2023–24. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Valeri Nichushkin deflected questions Thursday concerning his sudden absence from a playoff series last season. [Sportsnet | The Athletic]
  • Oliver Kylington’s absence hangs over Calgary Flames training camp. [Sportsnet]
  • The five teams most likely to regress this coming season. [The Athletic]
  • William Nylander is doing his best to stay focused amid a new position and contract uncertainty. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL in Australia: Not just ‘the circus coming to town,’ but a chance for growth. [The Athletic | AP News |]
  • NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is not interested in the idea of post-game media interviews with on-ice officials. [Scouting the Refs]