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Saturday Habs Headlines: Should the Canadiens try moving P.K. Subban to forward?

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Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including the possibility of trying P.K. Subban at forward, the number one defenseman coming to Marc Bergevin's defense, and Jeff Petry's desire to be better.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • As the Canadiens struggle to score, many ideas have been floated, including the crazy idea of moving P.K. Subban to forward. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Subban came to the defense his general manager, stating that he doesn't think it's fair for Marc Bergevin to shoulder all of the blame for the team's struggles. [La Presse]
  • There was lots of talk on TSN 690 about Thursday's press conference. Bob McKenzie joined the crew to discuss, among other things, Bergevin's unwillingness to replace Michel Therrien. Marc-Antoine Godin, meanwhile, examined the Habs' diminishing hopes of making the playoffs. [TSN 690 | McKenzieGodin]
  • Therrien knows what the Canadiens need to do, and that's find a way to win without Carey Price between the pipes. [SN]
  • Jeff Petry feels that he is among the Habs players who need to be better in order for the team to break out of their slump. [RDS]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jonathan Drouin's decision to walk away from the Tampa Bay Lightning was bold, but it also comes with fairly substantial risk for the young forward. [Forbes]
  • During coverage of the winter storm in Washington, a WUSA9 reporter came across Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin fueling up! [RMNB]
  • That winter storm is causing the cancellation of some sporting events, but the Charlotte Checkers and Chicago Wolves played on yesterday, in front of an empty arena. [Puck Daddy]
  • Columbus Blue Jackets' head coach John Tortorella was injured at practice, fracturing his ribs in a collision with Rene Bourque. [Eye on Hockey]