Monday Habs Headlines: Is the Rookie Showdown worth the risks?

In today’s links, is there any value to the rookie showcase, Pacioretty is poised to bounce back, and Duchene’s refusal to commit.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With another Canadiens prospect injured due to a reckless hit during the Rookie Showdown, questions start to arise regarding whether these games are really worth participating in. [Sportsnet]
  • Max Pacioretty is set to return to his old ways statistics wise, next season. [NHL]
  • New Canadiens draftee Allan McShane sat down to answer some questions about what to expect from him next season. [OHL]
  • Meanwhile, fellow 2018 draftee Cameron Hillis expanded on his training habits and what he plans to accomplish out on the ice. [TSN 690]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s strong performance at rookie camp might just help him land a roster spot on the big club. [NHL]
  • The Montreal Canadiens might be sending a message to both old players and new alike, with their allotment of numbers at rookie camp. [Montreal Gazette]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Matt Duchene isn’t quite ready to commit to the Ottawa Senators, without getting an update on how the team plans to deal with Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone. [NHL]
  • Nate Schmidt’s suspension has gotten a variety of responses from across the NHL. [The Athletic]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers will start the season without the services of defenceman Andrew MacDonald. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Connor McDavid seems to believe that his Oilers squad can rebound from their terrible performance last season. [TSN]
  • Novak Djokovic blew past Juan Martin del Potro to claim his third US Open championship. [Sportsnet]/

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