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Tuesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are at a crossroads

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Here are your daily links, including Geoff Molson's vow of confidence, P.K. Subban's apology, a Denna Laing update, Ben Scrivens adapting to life as a Canadien, the "no excuses" motto, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • Marc Bergevin has a decision to make as the numbers are getting worse, and a playoff spot is quickly slipping away. [Metro]
  • How to kill a hockey season: Montreal's mishandling of Carey Price. [IGM]
  • Andrei Markov played 29 minutes on Saturday night against the Penguins. His minutes need to be managed better. [TSN690]
  • Despite the recent struggles with the Canadiens, owner Geoff Molson remains confident in the team. [JDM]
  • Ben Scrivens is adapting to life well with the Montreal Canadiens. [SN]
  • The excuses are at an all-time high for the Montreal Canadiens right now. [NP]
  • What happened to the Canadiens "No Excuses" motto? [Montreal Gazette]
  • With Florida multiple points up on Montreal, with games in hand, it might be time for the Canadiens to panic. [SI]
  • Brendan Gallagher spoke about the team's recent struggles, saying "when you don't win often, there are always more negative articles and sayings." [JDM]
  • P.K. Subban apologized to media yesterday at the Laval outdoor rink unveiling for using inappropriate language in his post-game interview on Saturday night. [JDM]
  • Speaking of the Subban incident, media asked Max Pacioretty if there was a feud going on in the room, and Pacioretty said "I would rather talk about something else" in reference to not ruining the special day for the kids in Laval. [LP]
  • Alexei Emelin led the league in hits last week with 16 in three games. [SiriusNHL]
  • Helping the Canadiens foundation unveil another outdoor rink in Laval meant a lot to the Canadiens players. [Canadiens]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • In the best news of yesterday, Boston Pride forward Denna Laing started speaking again. [14Strong]
  • Parents of frozen puddle goalie call the outpouring of support they've received "humbling". [CBC]
  • Here is why Alex Ovechkin's parents were sitting apart when their son scored his 500th NHL goal on Sunday night. [Russian Machine]
  • Speaking of Alex Ovechkin, Teemu Selanne congratulated him on his 500th goal. [Ducks]
  • You're probably thinking "Why are the Panthers so hot right now"? Well, here are three top reasons why the are currently one of the league's best teams. [EOH]
  • The NHL needs to shorten the process they have with reviewing situations during the game. [TSN]
  • Retired NHLer Ryan Whitney talks about hockey in Russia. [TPT]
  • Robyn Regehr signed a one-day contract with the Calgary Flames so he could retire a Flame. Here's what he had to say:
  • Roberto Luongo looks back at his time with Vancouver as the Panthers played the Canucks last night. [SN]
  • Gary Bettman is urging a new arena in Calgary, but the Mayor of Calgary said they will not be hurried into the project. [TSN]
  • St. Louis Blues players, Jake Allen, Jay Bouwmeester and Magnus Paajarvi are all out "week-to-week" with injuries. [PHT]
  • Raffi Torres is eligible to return from his 41-game suspension on Thursday, but will he? [Puck Daddy]