Thursday Habs Headlines: Canadiens need Karl Alzner to step up

Here are your daily links, including Alzner’s need to adapt, Noah Juulsen looking forward to the season, Caps players avoiding the White House, and more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs will need more from Karl Alzner, and he will need to play within Claude Julien’s system. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The last of Montreal’s RFAs may be close to a deal. [TSN]
  • Learn more about one of the latest additions to Les Canadiennes: Geneviève Bannon. [CWHL]
  • Noah Juulsen is excited to continue growing with the Habs this season. [Canadiens]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Brett Connolly will join teammate Devante Smith-Pelly in staying home from the Capitals’ White House visit. [TSN]
  • Part Three of Sportsnet’s Top 100 NHL players (#30-#11) does not include any Canadiens, but it’s an interesting mix of expected and underrated. [Sportsnet]
  • Mark Scheifele’s diet change may have something to do with his improved performance on the ice. [GQ]
  • Martin Brodeur has returned to New Jersey. [Sportsnet]
  • The Dallas Stars sent Jamie Benn and Ben Bishop to walk the plank. [Twitter]
  • Matt Stajan has chosen to leave the NHL and sign in Germany. [TSN]
  • Many star NHLers also play video games, and it doesn’t seem to have affected their on-ice play. [Sportsnet]/

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