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Sunday Habs Headlines: Tinordi trade represents a fruitless first-round pick

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the trade that sent Jarred Tinordi to Arizona, John Scott being left out of the All Star Game, and a look at how a couple of former Sabres have contributed to the team

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Friday's trade action saw former 22nd-overall pick Jarred Tinordi dealt to the Arizona Coyotes, representing a fruitless first-round selection for the Canadiens. [La Presse Plus]
  • That trade also represents something of a controversy, as John Scott's assignment to the AHL means he will not be eligible to captain a team at the NHL All Star Game. As Pat Iversen writes, fans voted Scott into the position and the league made him pay. [SB Nation]
  • Jack Goods of Die By The Blade chatted with Marc Dumont about Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn in their Habs edition of "Buffalo Sabres Where Are They Now." [DBTB]
  • The St. John's Ice Caps have released forward Eric Neilson from his professional tryout contract, and also sent Brandom McNally to the ECHL's Brampton beast. Neilson played just six games with the Ice Caps this season while McNally has appeared in 23. [Ice Caps | NeilsonMcNallly]
  • Check out the Ice Caps brand new tribute jerseys, which honour the Royal Newfoundland Regiment:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Former Habs backup goaltender Peter Budaj has been having some considerable success at the AHL level with the Ontario Reign this season. Budaj leads the entire league in shutouts after recording his fifth on Friday night. [Twitter]
  • Canadian gold-medal winning goaltender Shannon Szabados is breaking barriers in hockey, suiting up for the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League. [SI]
  • Watching Jaromir Jagr play, you certainly wouldn't think he's 43-years-old. How has the Czech legend been able to keep playing at such a high level throughout the years? [SN]
  • Morgan Rielly has been rising up the ranks very quickly in the NHL, but just how good is the Maple Leafs first-round pick? [SN]
  • Anze Kopitar is happy to be in Los Angeles for the long-term after signing a lengthy contract extension with the Kings. [Puck Daddy]