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Thursday Habs Headlines: Majority of NHL teams vote to decentralize the draft

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Elliote Friedman is reporting that the vast majority of teams have apparently voted to decentralize the NHL draft. [Sportsnet]
  • Thrust into the lineup and then climbing even higher due to injuries, Justin Barron has the potential to put together a surprising season. [TVA Sports]
  • Arber Xhekaj answers some fan questions [Canadiens]
  • Gustav Lindström was relaxing on his couch, watching the Habs play the Buffalo Sabres, and moments later he got the call that he’d be suiting up the next night. [La Presse]
  • Cayden Primeau had a rude awakening in his first start of the year against the Devils. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Jack Hughes is off to an absolutely spectacular start to the season with the Devils. [Yahoo]
  • The NHL’s new stats site provides great insight, but it remains important to consider context when digesting these stats. [Sportsnet]
  • Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft remains confident in his team, despite their early-season struggles [TSN]
  • Speaking of McDavid, he may miss the renewal of hostilities in the battle of Alberta when the Heritage Classic rolls around. []
  • The crop of QMJHL players to be selected in 2025 figures to be one of their biggest in recent memory. [RDS]
  • How Leafs’ rookie Fraser Minten is handling road life, and healthy scratches [Sportsnet]

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