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Thursday Habs Headlines: Martin St-Louis sees lack of finish as one of team’s few issues

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Martin St-Louis sees the lack of production at five-on-five from Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield since they were placed on different lines, but also likes the way the team as a whole is playing with the new alignment. [TVA Sports]
  • The coach believes failing to capitalize on scoring chances is the team’s biggest issue, and gave the goalies the day off at practice yesterday to work on shooting. [RDS]
  • St-Louis is taking his time to turn Juraj Slafkovský into a complete player. [RDS]
  • Kent Hughes isn’t concerning himself with potential trade-deadline moves until the team gets much deeper into the season. [TVA Sports]
  • For the network’s main site, our Jared Book looked at the criteria for Pierre Turgeon’s inclusion in the Canadiens’ Ring of Honor. [For Hockey Fans]
  • Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins entry argues that the Habs-Bruins rivalry is suffering from a lack of villains on both sides. [For Hockey Fans]
  • Montreal’s PWHL training camp has begun more than six weeks before the season begins. Head coach Kori Cheverie says the time will allow her to see which areas she needs to work on with players coming from very different backgrounds. [La Presse]
  • “Last night, just as I went to bed, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going to go to my first day of work and it’s hockey,'” Maude Poulin-Labelle shared, speaking about the path college hockey players can now continue with a women’s professional league. [Le Nouvelliste]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Canadiens’ rebuild efforts can serve as a model for the Calgary Flames. [The Athletic]
  • What pieces can the Flames move to kickstart the process? [Sportsnet]
  • Carson Soucy will miss six to eight weeks with an injury sustained blocking a Slafkovský shot on Sunday. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Tage Thompson will miss at least a month after taking a shot off his wrist. [Sportsnet]
  • Emil Bemstrom was placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets. [TSN]
  • Sportsnet’s November 2024 NHL Draft rankings. [Sportsnet]

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