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Finally, finally, there was hockey played last weekend. For the first time since June, the Montreal Canadiens' jersey was flapping in the wind as the designated rookies took on teams from Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Ottawa. Not everyone was able to watch the games due to lack of streaming online, but Conor McKenna was there, and he'll give us his impressions of who stood out, and how the Canadiens' rookies stood up to the competition.
The Canadiens have invited Tomas Fleischmann to their training camp on a professional tryout, will he make the team? And if so, how does that change the team dynamic? We discuss it.
Finally, the NHL has instituted a spotter system for concussions, employing people in the arena to report back when they believe a player shows symptoms of a concussion. Will this work? Does it even make sense?