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Thursday Habs Headlines: Moving Andrei Markov off the first pairing

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including reducing Markov's minutes, Juulsen's development and Stamkos's future.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Did one rough outing convince coach Michel Therrien to try and limit Andrei Markov's minutes? Or is it a need to conserve the veteran defensemen's energy for later on in the season? [Sportsnet]
  • Prospect Noah Juulsen is leading his Everett Silvertips by example and this trait combined with his work ethic, has landed him on Team Canada's radar. [Canadiens]
  • P.K. Subban is singing for a great cause and has challenged Prime Minister Trudeau to do the same. [CBC]
  • The St. John's IceCaps bid farewell to popular forward Christian Thomas and wished him luck with the rest of his hockey career. [The Telegram]
  • The Bell Centre's François Martindale will be taking his ice making skills to the Winter Classic! [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens have announced that the fourth season of the 24CH series will be returning next January! [BCE]
  • Check out how this Toronto Maple Leafs fan ended up a Montreal Canadiens fan! [EOTP]
  • What emoji face would your favourite Canadiens players look like? [Canadiens]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • It is beginning to seem like Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos may not be part of that organization next season. [TSN]
  • Where does Marc Bergevin rank amongst NHL general managers who are most likely to make a trade this season? [ESPN]
  • As the Pittsburgh Penguins continue to struggle, questions are starting to arise regarding whether Sidney Crosby will win another cup. [Puck Daddy]
  • Team Canada's prospective world junior squad is shaping up nicely: