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Thursday Habs Links: The Canadiens cautiously approaching deadline

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including the Habs' lack of focus, possible trade talks with the Sabres and the perils of trading talented but troubled young stars.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Coach Therrien mentioned a lack of focus as a reason for why the Habs lost to the Buffalo Sabres. So who's job is it to get the team focused? [TSN 690]
  • How will Marc Bergevin approach the trade deadline? He'll have to balance the Habs' needs with the desire to develop existing prospects. [Sportsnet]
  • That being said, could the Canadiens find willing trade partners in the Sabres? Buffalo lacks good goaltenders in its prospect pool and Montreal's Zach Fucale might be the player they need. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of the Sabres, check out how they felt about their win against the Canadiens - a win which snapped their 14 game losing steak. [Die By The Blade]
  • Moe Robinson may have only played in a single game for the bleu-blanc-et-rouge but the memories of that game will stick with him forever. [ESPN]
  • PK Subban was fined for diving but was the fine deserved? [EOTP]

Around The League And Elsewhere

  • Throwing jerseys on the ice is generally seen as a sign of fan frustration but the ECHL's Brampton Beast are encouraging fans to throw jerseys on the ice for a good cause. [National Post]
  • Go check out Ladies Who Give A Puck! This blog provides a safe spot for female fans to share their love of hockey. [Ladies Who Give A Puck]
  • Trading away talented players on the basis of character issues are huge mistakes, seeing as teams will not get full value for the player they are trading away. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The Los Angeles Kings look to avoid being the second team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup and then not make the playoffs the following season. Do the defending champs have what it takes to push their way into a playoff spot? [CBS Sports]
  • Predicting powerplay success continues to be a challenge, as powerplay shot rates don't provide insight into this matter. [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Evander Kane was made a healthy scratch after breaking a dress code. Rumours have always swirled around Kane and his desire to leave Winnipeg, so will this be a tipping point? [Winnipeg Free Press]