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Friday Habs Headlines: Kirby Dach’s adventure continues

Kirby Dach
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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Kirby Dach looks like a player who is ready to take a big step forward. [Radio-Canada | Google Translate]
  • Josh Anderson is healthy and looking to hone his speed game. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Justin Barron’s goal, first and foremost, is to make the team out of training camp. [TSN 690 (Audio)]
  • What are some “realistic” season expectations for five key Canadiens players? [Daily Hive]
  • The Habs see Alex Newhook as a potential centre for a reason. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Canadiens have begun the process of creating core and complementary elements of their forward lines and putting the pieces into the puzzle. [The Athletic | La Presse]
  • Juraj Slafkovsky is unbothered by the critics, and is continuing to progress. [Sportsnet]
  • There are still several players looking for their seat as training camp continues. [RDS]
  • Jared Davidson is proving to be a pleasant surprise. [Radio-Canada]
  • Jake Evans is quietly always here. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • How can the Boston Bruins — the winningest team in NHL regular-season history — reset after losing so much? [The Athletic]
  • The Calgary Flames salute assistant general manager Chris Snow’s lasting impact on their franchise. [TSN | The Athletic]
  • Are the Winnipeg Jets going to waste another year of Connor Hellebuyck’s excellence? [The Athletic]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to miss the first two months of the NHL season after undergoing back surgery. [Sportsnet]
  • Who could the Lightning call upon to replace Vasilevskiy? [Daily Faceoff]
  • 2024 NHL Draft rankings: Macklin Celebrini and Cole Eiserman lead the pre-season top 32. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Which players on a professional tryout could crack an NHL roster this year? [The Hockey News]