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Saturday Habs Headlines: Learning Opportunities

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Marty St-Louis doesn’t often deliver speeches in the Habs’ locker room, but when he does, it has an effect. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Kirby Dach is still helping out his erstwhile linemate Juraj SlavkovskĂ˝ even while out injured. [La Presse]
  • Brendan Gallagher feels that the situation with Shane Pinto provides a good opportunity for further awareness about the rules around betting for players. [Radio-Canada]
  • The Habs will be the away team in Winnipeg, but there will be no lack of loyal local fans rooting for them. [Radio-Canada]
  • Patrick LaForge reflects on the very first 2003 Heritage Classic between the Habs and Oilers came to be. [The Athletic]
  • Jose Theodore didn’t anticipate that his decision to wear a tuque over his helmet at the Heritage Classic would become iconic. [Yahoo Sports]
  • P.K. Subban is impressed by what he’s seeing from Cole Caufield. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Reports have surfaced about racially motivated acts against two black members of the Gatineau Intrepid during the 2021-22 season which eventually led to them leaving the team. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Quebec’s Minister of Sport Isabell Charest has expressed that she is shocked by the report. [La Presse]
  • Travis Dermott didn’t know what the consequences would be of defying the Pride tape ban, but he knew it needed to be done. [CBC]
  • Both the Flames and the Oilers are hoping that the Heritage Classic will reignite their seasons. [TSN | Yahoo Sports]
  • The Oilers and Rodgers have made a big donation to Hockey Alberta. [NHL]
  • Oilers fans are enjoying the Heritage Classic festivities. [NHL]
  • Co-owner Mark Chipman vows that the Jets will remain in Winnipeg. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Penguins are finally reaping the rewards of Kyle Dubas’ busy summer. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Ilya Samsonov knows he’s a better goalie than his results have shown. [The Athletic]
  • Connor Bedard is adjusting to the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • Alexis Lafrenière finally seems to be coming into his own. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Thomas Chabot will be out for at least a month for Ottawa. [NHL | TSN]
  • Shane Pinto’s suspension is a learning moment for Pinto and for the NHL. [Sportsnet]
  • William Nylander is money in the bank, so the Leafs should just pay him. [Sportsnet]