Sunday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty denies trade rumours

In today’s links, Max Pacioretty refutes wanting to be moved, a Jake Evans update, and projecting the final standings in the Atlantic Division.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Captain Max Pacioretty dispelled rumours suggesting he had demanded a trade out of Montreal. [TSN]
  • Canadiens prospect Josh Brook already has the makings of becoming a future NHLer. [Sportsnet]
  • Meanwhile, goaltender Michael McNiven has his sights set on starting between the posts in Laval this season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Coach Joël Bouchard provided an update on Jake Evans’ status, after the prospect was rocked during the first rookie showcase match. [NHL]
  • Bouchard also reminisced about his very first experience at an NHL training camp and spoiler alert, it did not go very well. [Montreal Gazette] /

Around the league and elsewhere

  • There won’t be too much competition in the Atlantic Division this season, as the gap between the division’s best and worst teams has widened considerably. [TSN]
  • Will Corey Crawford be able to start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks when the new season begins? [Second City Hockey]
  • There needs to be a complete shift in how sports are being analyzed. [Raw Charge]
  • Homophobia in hockey continues to remain a pressing issue that needs to be addressed. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff isn’t satisfied with last season’s results. [Sportsnet]/

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