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Sunday Habs Headlines: David Reinbacher only thrives with the pressure on him

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • David Reinbacher showed rapid development despite all the pressure of NHL scouts and general managers travelling to Switzerland to watch him play. Larry Mitchell, the general manager of the Kloten Flyers, doesn’t believe the defenceman will be fazed by an NHL pre-season. [RDS]
  • Six players to pay attention to during rookie camp. [Radio-Canada]
  • The Canadiens cleared out a few veteran forwards this summer, but they may still decide to send Juraj Slafkovský to the AHL. [Journal de Quebec]
  • “[W]e have to make sure that we’re affording these young players an opportunity to play,” says Kent Hughes, looking ahead to the 2024-25 season, and foreshadowing what’s to come over the next 12 months, from which he didn’t exclude a trade of Carey Price’s contract. [The Athletic]
  • Where the prospects are expected to play this season. [La Presse]
  • Alex Newhook always rose to a challenge in the AHL, and his former coach, Greg Cronin, believes that approach can help Martin St-Louis get the most out of his new forward. [TVA Sports]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning terminated the contract of Josh Archibald, then signed Tyler Motte to a one-year contract. [Raw Charge]
  • Colin White has signed a professional tryout contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. [TSN]
  • The Hockey Canada Summit featured a number of presentations from high-ranking personnel about how their actions and inactions enabled hockey’s current culture, and new Hockey Canada president and CEO Katherine Henderson was encouraged by the “humility and vulnerability.” [Montreal Gazette]

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