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Thursday Habs Headlines: Fans are starting to reach their tipping point

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league including the success of the CWHL's All-Star game, the fanbase's outrage and history was made in the NWHL.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The CWHL's All-Star was a fantastic showcase for women's hockey! The event, which attracted over 7000 fans, served to inspire another generation of young hockey fans. The Montreal Canadiennes sent a healthy contingent to this year's game, led by defender Julie Chu and forward Marie-Philip Poulin. [Journal Metro]
  • The Montreal Canadiens' recent play has resulted in plenty of disappointed Habs fans and they voiced their displeasure in the only way they knew that would get the team's attention - through booing. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens' cold streak is also having a negative effect on local businesses. Upset Habs fans are opting to spend their money elsewhere. [CJAD]
  • With the Montreal Canadiens continuing to free fall, the Ice Level crew are left wondering who should be held accountable for this current mess and question Bergevin's support for his coaching staff. [EOTP]
  • The trio over at the Steve Dangle Podcast take a stab at explaining just what's going wrong with the Canadiens at the moment. And yes, even they are wondering why Marc Bergevin refuses to fire his coaching staff. [Steve Dangle Podcast]
  • Brian Wilde doesn't have much faith in Therrien's ability to right the ship, while Pierre McGuire offers his thoughts on what the Canadiens can do differently to start winning again. [TSN 690 | WildeMcGuire]
  • Meanwhile on Habs Lunch, both Chris Nilan and Tony Marinaro agree that Marc Bergevin may have made a mistake by failing to take responsibility for the team's poor play. [TSN 690 | Habs Lunch]
  • Adversity continues to mount, as the Canadiens continue to lose. Yet, the team still believes in themselves and are determined to put their struggles behind them. [NHL]
  • It wasn't only Hayden Hawkey's skill which impressed his coach but his work ethic as well. Hawkey overcame a serious knee injury to suit up for Providence College and is making the most of his opportunity. [Canadiens]
  • Michel Therrien's daughter, Elisabeth is raising money for a fantastic cause!

  • The Canadiens have their own NWHL representative as well!

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • History was made yesterday, as the first trade in NWHL history took place between the New York Riveters and the Connecticut Whale. [NWHLAlong The Boards]
  • With the NWHL and the CWHL's playoffs being set to take place around the same time, fans of women's hockey will be forced to choose between the two leagues. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The fine folks over at Hockey Wilderness are breaking down the cost of building a Stanley Cup contending team. What should general managers focus on when is comes to constructing their rosters? [Hockey Wilderness | Part OnePart Two]
  • Ilkka Heikkinen of the SHL's Växjö Lakers has been diagnosed with diabetes and there has been no timeline set for his return to hockey. [Aftonbladet]
  • You love for hockey should not exist exclusively for the most elite hockey leagues in the world. Rather, it should also extend to lower, less known hockey leagues as well. [Elithockeybloggen]