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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens must make the most out of a bad situation

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Here are your daily links, including Andrei Markov talk, Bob McKenzie's thoughts on what to do with the Habs, a John Scott update, Habs transactions, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • Montreal is continuing to underperform, but it's time for the Canadiens to make the best of a bad situation. [TSS]
  • The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins teamed up in support of Denna Laing on Tuesday night. [NHL]
  • You can't change Andrei Markov's age. He's still worthy of a spot in the Canadiens top 6, but his minutes need to be managed better. [690]
  • Bob McKenzie thinks Marc Bergevin needs to make a trade to help out Michel Therrien. [TSN]
  • John Scott wants to wear an IceCaps jersey to the NHL All-Star game:
  • Newly acquired defenceman Victor Bartley has been re-assigned to the St. John's IceCaps. [EOTP]
  • Former Canadiens GM Serge Savard joined TSN690, and told the crew that he doesn't see passion in this Canadiens team. [690]
  • Michel Therrien, and life in the hot seat. [TSN]
  • Paul Byron was placed on the IR after the game on Tuesday night in Boston. He'll be out at least a week. [EOTP]
  • Jenny Scrivens, wife of Ben Scrivens, had to seize the moment and play professional hockey when she was given the option. [Canadiens]
  • Former Canadien Georges Laraque promised fans he would lay naked in the snow if the Canadiens lost on Tuesday against the Bruins, so he lived up to his word. (Don't worry, it's safe for work) [GL]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Taking a deep dive at contending team rosters; what does a Stanley Cup cost? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Jonathan Drouin was suspended indefinitely without pay by the Tampa Bay Lightning last night:
  • Drouin's agent, Allan Walsh, released a statement on the situation unfolding with his client. [TVA]
  • A U.S. judge has ordered the unsealing of a series of emails sent to and from NHL executive, Colin Campbell. [TSN]
  • Check out the new coins that have been released in Finland. [CoinWorld]
  • Brian Burke is on a mission to make the size of NHL ice surfaces bigger. [TSN]
  • The San Jose Sharks celebrated their 25th anniversary on Tuesday night. [NHL]
  • NHL playoff race update: All seven Canadian teams are in danger of missing the playoffs. [EOH]
  • Brian McGrattan was knocked out cold in a fight on Tuesday night, and slammed his face into the ice on his way down. Hockey has dodged another bullet, because McGrattan was ok. [TSN]
  • Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn have been in a little bit of a slump, and their team has too. Dallas is just 1-5-2 in the month of January. [PHT]
  • How Vincent Lecavalier is getting his groove back with the Los Angeles Kings. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Canucks website kind of called out the NHL, in a weird way. [EOH]
  • Cam Ward was diagnosed with a concussion, and has been placed on the injured reserve. [Puck Daddy]