Tuesday Habs Headlines: The resurgence of Jordie Benn

It's early days yet, but even so, there's a lot to be thankful for if you’re a Canadiens fan, and the play of the defence is one of the most encouraging.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Like the Habs, Jordie Benn has been turning heads in the early days of this season. [Sportsnet]
  • Benn isn’t the only defenseman who has exceeded expectations thus far. [TVA]
  • There's a lot for the Habs and their fans to be thankful for after the first two games of the regular season. [Canadiens]
  • The masters of ceremony are mixing up something magical (hopefully) for the Habs’ home opener. [Twitter]/
  • In case you missed it, Jacob de la Rose is back on the ice with the team. [Twitter]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Plans for the Seattle NHL team continue apace. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Kotkaniemi may have been the first player born in 2000 to suit up for a pro game, but Andrei Svechnikov is the first player born in 2000 to score a goal in the NHL. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Sometimes hockey twitter is a terrible place. Sometimes it becomes a place to celebrate a hard fought victory. [NHL]
  • Injuries continue to pile up around the league as James van Riemsdyk joins the list of injured. [CBC]
  • The good news though is that Roberto Luongo won't need knee surgery. [CBC]
  • For all that the entire hockey world is waxing poetic about Leafs’ offense, their defense is raising eyebrows for all the wrong reasons. [The Athletic]
  • The Ducks wore their third jerseys for the first time, and they were glorious. [Twitter]/

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