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Saturday Habs Headlines: Recognition of Merit

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Mike Matheson is the winner of the Jean Béliveau Trophy for 2022-23. [Canadiens | Twitter]
  • Sam Montembeault will have his work cut out for him against Connor Bedard, but he’s looking forward to it. [TVA]
  • Sean Monahan is in an interesting position. He’s not an old guy in hockey terms, but he’s been around the league for a long time, and on a young team, he’s an elder statesman. [The Athletic]
  • Joel Armia is impressed with the talent on the Laval Rocket and the Rocket are impressed by the attitude he’s brought to a tough situation. [La Presse]
  • Ryan Reaves wants a rematch with Arbor Xhekaj. [Montreal Gazette | TSN]
  • Connor Bedard and Martin St. Louis will be in a very familiar situation when Chicago and Montreal meet up. [NHL]
  • Bedard is looking forward to his Canadian debut against the Canadiens. [Sportsnet]
  • If the Habs can stay healthy, they could surprise people again. [Montreal Gazette]
  • A complete guide for all the things that will be going on today before the home opener. [Canadiens]
  • The Habs’ significant others are contributing items to raise funds for Carrefour pour Elle, a women’s support center and shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence. [Canadiens]
  • 12 local Montreal artists will be creating art pieces inspired by games throughout the season. [Canadiens]
  • Cayden Primeau and Jordan Harris showed up to support the Rocket at their home opener. [Twitter]
  • Lane Hutson talks about coming back to college hockey and more. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Daniel Alfredsson returns to Ottowa in an as-yet-undefined role. [Sportsnet | TSN | NHL | The Athletic]
  • In a copy-cat league, the Vegas Golden Knights look like they’ve become the new pattern. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Shane Pinto has returned home as the Senators look to free up enough cap space to sign him. [TSN]
  • Ottawa has talked about trading Mathieu Joseph and Erik Brannstrom as part of that effort to make room for Pinto. [TSN]
  • Philadelphia might be willing to eat contracts for teams like Ottawa, provided that they get help on defense in the process. [TSN]
  • Zach Werenski will be out for CBJ for a week or two. [NHL]
  • Taylor Hall is week-to-week for Chicago. [TSN]
  • The Leafs were pleased with the results of (if not the process of) their opening win against Montreal. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Can Erik Karlsson help the Penguins return to their Cup winning ways? [ESPN]
  • CCM will be officially supplying equipment for the PWHL. [The Athletic]
  • The Avalanche re-sign Devon Toews. [NHL | Sportsnet |
  • Connor McDavid is looking forward to Nickleback’s presence at the Heritage Classic where the Oilers will match up against the Flames. [NHL]
  • Alan Letang named coach for Canada’s WJC team. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Brent Seabrook will be part of the staff who pick Canada’s WJC team. [Sportsnet]