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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Honouring Pierre Turgeon

Nov 14, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; NHL Hall of famer and former Montreal Canadiens captain Pierre Turgeon is inducted into the Montreal Canadiens ring of honor before the game between the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. | Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens welcomed Hall of Famer Pierre Turgeon to the club’s Ring of Honor prior to Tuesday night’s game versus the Calgary Flames. [Sportsnet (Video) | RDS]
  • Turgeon spoke about his daughter Elizabeth, killed at age 18 in an automobile accident, on the eve of the ceremony. [La Presse]
  • Turgeon’s journey — from Rouyn to the Hall, by way of the Forum. [Radio-Canada]
  • Sean Monahan and Kaiden Guhle are becoming key for this Canadiens team. [The Athletic]
  • Kent Hughes says that he sees a new maturity with this year’s squad. [RDS]
  • The Habs feel comfortable with Martin St-Louis developing Juraj Slafkovsky. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The benefits of separating Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield are starting to show. [TSN (Video)]
  • The Habs are suffering from an offensive drought at 5-on-5. [Radio-Canada]
  • Caroline Ouellette’s road to the Hockey Hall of Fame wasn’t an easy one. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Instead of a Canadiens preseason game, Quebec City will host two preseason games next year — enticing the Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, and Florida Panthers with five to seven million dollars of funding from the Quebec government. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • ‘It’s been a dream’: William Nylander headlines the Toronto Maple Leafs’ rare Sweden trip. [Sportsnet]
  • An independent adjudicative panel found that during a fund-raising event in London in June 2018, members of Hockey Canada’s 2018 world junior team violated the governing body’s code of conduct. The decision is currently under appeal. [The Athletic]
  • Could the NHL one day implement some NBA-style rules for three-on-three overtime? [Sportsnet]
  • No confirmation of team names or a fixed start date yet, but Professional Women’s Hockey League leaders say they’re filling in the blanks as fast as they can. [TSN | CBC]
  • Who has the best chance at induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2024? [The Athletic | Daily Faceoff]
  • The Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos have indefinitely suspended head coach Devan Praught for an alleged violation of the league’s standards of conduct. [Daily Faceoff]
  • Some young NHL skaters deserve to stay in The Show all season, while others would benefit far more from a trip to the World Junior Championship. [The Hockey News]