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Habs Daily: Newhook’s First Impression, Defensive Opportunities



Montreal Canadiens training camp

All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, as well as information from around the National Hockey League.

Habs News

  • Newcomer Alex Newhook made a great first impression with his new team. Not only did he score and then set up linemate Josh Anderson for an easy goal, but he was clearly the most dynamic player on the ice during the team’s first scrimmage. [Alex Newhook Makes Great First Impression]
  • Now that the Montreal Canadiens have announced defenceman Chris Wideman will be out of action indefinitely with a back injury, the defensive group likely to make the team has become a lot clearer. [Wideman Injury Changes Defensive Group Projections]
  • The Montreal Canadiens are turning up the heat on their youth movement, as they’re projected to have one of the youngest teams in the NHL this season. [Habs Youth Movement Entering New Phase]


National Hockey Now Network

  • Remember the time that Chicago Blackhawks legend Chris Chelios left a game to drink with Michael Jordan? [Chicago Blackhawks]
  • The Buffalo Sabres held their season-opening media availability on Thursday, and GM Kevyn Adams when questioned about contract talks with the representatives for defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power, was optimistic but would not indicate where things stood with the pair of top overall picks. [Buffalo Sabres]
  • Matvei Michkov found the back of the net — twice. The Philadelphia Flyers’ top prospect scored his first two goals for HC Sochi on Thursday, including the game-winner with 49 seconds to play. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • While the top four Predators blue-liners are all but solidified, the final two or three spots open room for discussion. The pairings are fluid, but Roman Josi, Luke Schenn, Ryan McDonagh, and Tyson Barrie have their spots already locked up. [Nashville Predators]
  • In an unusually long media availability, at least by coach Mike Sullivan’s standards, the Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss both downplayed and affirmed analysis of the line combinations he created on Day 1 of training camp. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • There’s a solid chance that the Boston Bruins could’ve been eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs even earlier if not for new captain Brad Marchand. [Boston Bruins]
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