Friday Habs Headlines: Training camp begins

In today’s links, the Canadiens take the first steps on their 2018-19 journey, Weber is convinced that he’ll come back better than ever, Robin Lehner speaks about having mental illness as a professional athlete, and Erik Karlsson is headed out west.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Habs training camp kicked off in Brossard on Thursday. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Many questions face the Canadiens as they set to preparing for the 2018-19 season. [Radio-Canada]
  • Shea Weber is convinced that he can be just as strong, if not stronger when he returns from injury. [Sportsnet]
  • What does Tomas Tatar bring to the Canadiens? [The Athletic]
  • Joel Armia hesitates to wade into the debate on what’s best for fellow Pori-native Jesperi Kotkaniemi. [RDS]
  • Alexandre Alain will be focusing on hockey first and foremost this season, but the Marcel-Robert Trophy winner won’t be neglecting his studies. [RDS]
  • New Canadiennes draft pick and ESL teacher Kelsey Neumann is hoping that her performance at Fabs training camp will give her a long-term opportunity to learn French. [Pucks & Recreation]
  • Bryan Mudryk is the new PBP voice of the Habs on TSN. [Bell Media]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • “I could not stand being alone in my brain.” Robin Lehner opens up about his struggles with alcohol, drugs, and bipolar disorder. [The Athletic]
  • Erik Karlsson is now a San Jose Shark. [Sportsnet|Fear the Fin|Silver Seven]
  • A Karlsson-Brent Burns pairing may be the most explosive pairing in the NHL. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • A freak injury during training camp physical tests could sideline Jean-Gabriel Pageau for up to six months. [The Sporting News]
  • After a very memorable summer, the Washington Capitals are done celebrating as they return to the ice. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Nikita Kucherov is known for obsessively studying his game on film. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Justin Kloos is #12 on the Minnesota Wild’s T25U25 list. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Is it reasonable to expect greatness from Andrei Svechnikov and Martin Necas in year one? [Canes Country]/

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