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Saturday Habs Headlines: Lightning reportedly seeking NHL defenceman, top prospect for Drouin

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the ongoing Jonathan Drouin trade rumours, Dale Weise returning to action, and the fallout of yesterday's big trade.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The trade yesterday may not be the end of the Habs' efforts to shake-up the team, as Brian Wilde reported yesterday that negotiations are ongoing between the club and the Tampa Bay Lightning over young Jonathan Drouin. [EOTP]
  • Wilde gave an update on the negotiations between the Canadiens and Lightning yesterday, including the believed asking price of the Bolts:
  • Marc Dumont joined TSN 690 yesterday to discuss a number of topics related to the Habs loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, including the ice-time of Alex Galchenyuk and his move back to the left wing. [TSN 690]
  • Dale Weise will make his return to action today against the St. Louis Blues. Weise has been sidelined with an injury he suffered in the Winter Classic back on New Year's Day. [RDS]
  • In case you missed it, the Canadiens were active on the trade market yesterday as they shipped Jarred Tinordi to the Arizona Coyotes, ending up with John Scott and Victor Bartley once the dust settled. [EOTP | TradeAnalysis]
  • The trade caught many by surprise, John Scott included. [TVA Sports]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Long-time Canadiens beat writer Dave Stubbs will be leaving his post at the Montreal Gazette to work with the folks at NHL.com. [Twitter]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin and Les Canadiennes have shown their support for Denna Laing, the Boston Pride forward who was severely injured during the two teams' meeting at the Winter Classic. [Instagram]
  • On a related note, the Swedish U18 national women's team will show its support for Laing in the form of a helmet sticker. [Twitter]
  • New York Islanders prospect and Swedish U20 national team goaltender Linus Söderström will be auctioning his gear from the tournament in support of a children's cancer fund. [LH]
  • The Finnish U20 team, who recently came away with a gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships, will be honoured on a Finnish stamp. [IIHF]
  • The Florida Panthers have been on quite a run as of late, but has their level of play matched the success they have achieved? [LBC]
  • Is it possible to narrow down the prediction of future power-play success to a single metric? [NHL Special Teams]
  • Switzerland has been a "cinderella" team in many international hockey tournaments in recent years, but are the Swiss in a standstill? And how do they advance from here? [SHN]