Friday Habs Headlines: Shea Weber is still a Man Mountain on the blue line

In today’s links, the prolonged layoff hasn’t diminished Weber’s impact on the Habs’ defence corps, Shaw is playing without worry or fear this year, and will Nylander’s example mean more prolonged holdouts?

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Shea Weber is proving that he’s still a Man Mountain. [Montreal Gazette]
  • What does the arrival of the new Seattle franchise mean for the Canadiens? [La Presse]
  • For Mikey Reilly, every game is an audition. [La Presse]
  • Trade rumours be damned, Andrew Shaw is playing without fear. [La Presse]
  • “Montreal spoke with me for a long time, much longer than the other clubs,” says Alexander Romanov. [ (Russian)]
  • The real question is: Is he wearing a turtleneck?/
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi would like to wish everyone a happy Finnish Independence Day./

Around the league and elsewhere

  • More players might follow in William Nylander’s footsteps, says Jake Guentzel. [TSN]
  • The Ottawa Senators need to open up the vault for Mark Stone, who is arguably the only possession-driving player on the entire squad. [TSN]
  • No one is going to offer sheet Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, so let’s stop bringing it up. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The growing importance of numbers is expanding the criteria for who can become an NHL GM. [The Athletic]
  • What’s behind the Anaheim Ducks recent winning streak? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Calgary Inferno head coach Shannon Miller has stepped down. [Calgary Inferno]
  • The education of Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Columbus Blue Jackets. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Are the Buffalo Sabres for real or is their hot streak a mirage? [Sportsnet]
  • The CWHL has partnered with Sportsnet to bring you the first ever CWHL Weekend, featuring Toronto vs. Montreal and Calgary vs. Markham. [CWHL]
  • Projecting the top 50 players in the NHL in 2021-22. [The Athletic]
  • What might the NHL look like in 2067? [The Athletic]
  • CapFriendly is now available in French!/

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