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Friday Habs Headlines: Great at evens, ghastly at odds

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs are an exceptional five-on-five team thus far. [TVA Sports]
  • Is it possible to explain why Canadiens players keep getting injured? [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • Gustav Lindström is trying to make the most of his new chance with the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The NHL suspended unsigned Ottawa Senators centre Shane Pinto for 41 games on Thursday for violating league gambling rules. [Sportsnet]
  • The NHL’s gambling issue is going to be much bigger than just Pinto. [The Athletic]
  • Brad Treliving has left Craig Conroy with a Calgary Flames team facing very serious problems. [La Presse
  • Empty seats at Winnipeg Jets games are no reason to panic. [CBC]
  • Surprise NHL breakouts? Zach Benson, Brock Faber, and the top 10 under-the-radar rookies. [The Athletic]
  • Jocelyn Lemieux is participating in research on the effects of multiple concussions on the brain. [RDS]
  • The Edmonton Oilers aren’t worried… yet. [RDS]
  • How Luke Richardson, drill by drill, designs a competitive practice session. [The Athletic]
  • Quebec finance minister Eric Girard wants to meet again with Gary Bettman to discuss the possibility of the return of the Quebec Nordiques. [Radio-Canada]
  • Zack Kassian has announced his retirement after 12 NHL seasons. [Sportsnet]
  • Projecting Canada’s 2024 World Junior Championship roster. [Daily Faceoff]