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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The renaissance of Mattias Norlinder

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Mattias Norlinder is finally shedding the weight of expectation and showing the world what he can do. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • A healthy competition between Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault would be a good thing, given the physical demands goalies now face in NHL. [Montreal Gazette]
  • However, is it a good idea to add Cayden Primeau to the mix? [La Presse]
  • Filip Mesar and Riley Kidney recognize the challenges ahead of them. [La Presse]
  • Is another season with the Kitchener Rangers the best course of action for Mesar? [RDS]
  • Is it time for the Habs to look for a new power play coach? [A Winning Habit]
  • Jacob Fowler continues to use adversity as a driving force. [Montreal Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Derek Stepan announces his retirement. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Jack Campbell and Jonathan Drouin are among the top bounce-back candidates in the NHL for 2023-24. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Ranking all 32 NHL goalie tandems for the 2023-24 season. [ESPN]
  • Every NHL team’s top-6 center duos ranked from best to worst. [The Athletic]
  • Signing big-ticket NHL goalies in free agency has come back to haunt teams in recent years. Can Joonas Korpisalo buck the trend? [The Hockey News]
  • The existence of the Professional Women’s Hockey League injects some extra fizz into the upcoming Rivalry Series between Canada and the USA. [CBC]