Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty ranks as one of the NHL’s best left wingers

Here are your daily links, including where Max Pacioretty ranks among the league’s top left-wingers, and the start of training camp for Carey Price and Shea Weber

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Max Pacioretty is undoubtedly one of the most talented forwards in the game and, by the numbers, he ranks in as the third best left winger in hockey. [SN]
  • While training camp may be just about over, it’s starting to get a lot more interesting now that Carey Price and Shea Weber have joined the fold. [SN]
  • It has been a summer of great change in Montreal, and with the regular season looming there are some unanswered questions about how it will all work out as examined in TSN’s Canadiens preview. [TSN]
  • According to an Eric Engels report, there seems to be some interest from the Western Conference in Mike Condon, who may have lost his back-up job to Al Montoya this pre-season. [Twitter]
  • Nathan Beaulieu has been slotted alongside Shea Weber to form Montreal’s top defensive pair. [Sportsnet]
  • In case you missed it, defenceman Mark Barberio was placed on waivers by the Canadiens yesterday, with the intent of sending him to the St. John’s Ice Caps. [EOTP]
  • Public opinion about Trevor Timmins has, at times, been divisive, but the numbers don’t lie as the Habs lineup is made up mostly of his own draft picks. [La Presse]
  • After an incredible season that saw les Canadiennes come just short of a Clarkson Cup victory last year, the team is looking to win it all this time around. [TIG]
  • Pierre McGuire believe that though Shea Weber may have gotten hurt at the World Cup, while Daniel Carr spoke a bit about how he spent his summer getting ready for a new season. [TSN 690 | McGuire | Carr]
  • Congratulations Noah Juulsen!/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Yesterday marked the official launch of The Ice Garden, SB Nation’s newest hockey website focusing on the women’s game. [TIG]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have made Connor McDavid the youngest captain in NHL history as he becomes the 15th ever for the franchise. [CNB]
  • While Habs fans are excited about Mikhail Sergachev, fans in Arizona are equally hyped about the possibility of Jakob Chychrun earning a spot on their NHL roster. [FFH]
  • Dan Boyle, a veteran of over one-thousand NHL games, has announced his retirement from hockey. [Puck Daddy]/

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