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Saturday Habs Headlines: Martin St-Louis wants the team to play positionless hockey

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Martin St-Louis doesn’t feel his roster is firmly divided into forwards and defencemen, instead featuring players who can execute a modern game by being a hybrid between the two. [La Presse]
  • It would be a style of play similar to what the Tampa Bay Lightning found so much success with. [TVA Sports]
  • What would be considered a good season for the rebuilding Canadiens? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Special teams will hold the Canadiens back from taking the next step. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Several Canadiens players are found on the list of the top 100 NCAA players to watch, led by Lane Hutson at #8. [The Hockey News]
  • The Laval Rocket cut nine players, including Ty Smilanic, from their training camp on Friday. [TVA Sports]
  • Miguël Tourigny is glad he got the experience of playing in Slovakia last season to further his professional career. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Ville Heinola, who was finally putting everything together this season for the Winnipeg Jets, has been placed on Injured Reserve with a fractured ankle. [Sportsnet]
  • The Ottawa Senators have shown improvement, but they still have a difficult road to making the post-season. [Sportsnet]
  • Edmonton and Colorado control the top of the list of TSN’s best 50 players. [TSN]