Tuesday Habs Headlines: Canadiens take over top spot in TSN’s power rankings

In today’s links, the hot start to the season is being recognized, even if some are still sceptical after last season, Radulov is becoming a fan favourite, and lots more.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens entered last night’s game having taken the top spot in TSN’s power rankings, up from the ninth position last week. [TSN]
  • After the off-season Montreal had, one observer is surprised that the team has started so well, but is convinced that the good times won’t last. [Yahoo!]
  • Brendan Gallagher credits the coaching staff with preparing their new-look roster to start the season on the right foot. [TSN 690]
  • Alex Radulov enjoyed his ovation after stepping back out onto the Bell Centre ice as the game’s first star last night. In fact, he seems to enjoy just about everything:/
  • With General Fanager shutting down, and taking its Expansion Draft tool with it, a new app to simulate the upcoming addition of a 31st team, and choose which Habs players you would protect or expose, has become available. [CapFriendly]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The Winnipeg Jets aren’t seeing the nearly the success the Canadiens are this season, but there are still a lot of things for fans to be excited about. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • With the opening of Rogers Place and the use of Investors Group Field for last weekend’s Heritage Classic, there’s been a more concerted effort to honour the nation’s indigenous ties. [Winnipeg Sun]
  • After making headlines for signing with the Peoria Rivermen a few days ago, Shannon Szabados was given a single game before being cut from the team. [The Ice Garden]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs placed Milan Michalek and waivers, after claiming Ben Smith [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Vancouver Canucks thought they’d found a key member of their roster when they signed 6’7” Nikita Tryamkin to a contract, but he hasn’t shown the ability to play in the NHL just yet. He’s not willing to play in the AHL, however, and is threatening to enact his KHL clause if they don’t let him play. [Vancouver Sun]
  • Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Try one of these hockey-inspired options on for size. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Speaking of Halloween.... /

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