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Wednesday Habs Headlines: A new arrival on the eve of training camp

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • ICYMI: The Canadiens acquired Tanner Pearson and a 3rd round draft pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Casey DeSmith. [The Athletic | Sportsnet | RDS]
  • The Canucks solved a number of problems by trading Pearson. [Vancouver is Awesome]
  • Previewing training camp: The competition is on at all positions. [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Suzuki is doing his best to follow Jean Béliveau’s path as Canadiens captain both on and off the ice [Montreal Gazette].
  • Logan Mailloux’s destiny is in his own hands. [RDS]
  • The physicality in the rookie tournament was new for David Reinbacher, but Florian Xhekaj was as happy as a fish in water. [RDS]
  • The rookie tournament isn’t that great of an evaluation tool. [La Presse]
  • Nonetheless, the Habs were satisfied by what their prospects showed. [Radio-Canada]
  • PWHL Montreal general manager Danièle Sauvageau is happy with her new team. [Radio-Canada]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After the departure of Mike Babcock, what’s next for the Columbus Blue Jackets? [32 Thoughts]
  • Babcock’s resignation sparks a discussion about cell phone privacy rights. [CTV Atlantic]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks won’t have a captain this season. [Sportsnet]
  • There’s no one cookie-cutter way to select a captain for an NHL team. [The Hockey News]
  • The top standouts at the rookie tournaments around the league. [Daily Faceoff | The Athletic]
  • Asking the players: What team or player are they most excited to watch? Which teammate would make a great coach or GM? What’s their go-to restaurant on the road? And what rule change would they enact if they could pick one? [ESPN]
  • The NHL’s lost generation of Olympians is ‘dying for’ its shot at best-on-best play in 2026. [The Athletic]
  • BioSteel, which filed for bankruptcy protection last week, owes $439 million to a range of businesses including the NHL. [CP24]

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