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Sunday Habs Headlines: John Scott and P.K. Subban take centre stage at the All-Star Skills Competition

Here are your daily links from the Habs and around the league, including Carey Price's absence not being an excuse for the Canadiens, team management coming under fire, and P.K. Subban's performance at the All-Star Skills Competition.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • John Scott and P.K. Subban stole the show last night in Nashville, and for once the skills competition was fun to watch:
  1. Scott and his daughter share an awesome moment
  2. Subban shows off his kills during his first shootout attempt
  3. Subban seals the win with this fantastic Jaromir Jagr homage
  4. Scott ends the night with a great spin-o-rama attempt
  5. Brent Burns goes full Chewbacca
  6. Subban hits 102.3 MPH during the hardest shot competition
  • Plenty of people have pointed to the absence of Carey Price as the reason for the Canadiens' struggles, but there's more to it than that. [Journal de Quebec]
  • Even out of the lineup, Price continues to have his ability praised:
  • The Canadiens' management has come under fire recently for an apparent lack of activity when it comes to breaking the team out of their slump. Among the critics is Guy Carbonneau. [The Score]
  • P.K. Subban was on display at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition yesterday in Nashville, showing up in signature style. [TSN]
  • Subban received some love from Jaromir Jagr for his lookalike performance during the All-Star Skills Competition. [Twitter]
  • Habs forward Brendan Gallagher tried his hand at something new, joining in on the first annual Old Montreal tree toss. [CTV]
  • Check out the story behind Montreal Canadiennes' goaltender Charline Labonté's new mask. [In Goal Magazine]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The stars of the National Hockey League seem to be firmly in support of an expansion team coming to Quebec City. [La Presse]
  • It seems as though the IIHF may be set to give the NHL an ultimatum when it comes to the decision to compete or not in future Olympics. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Despite being 43-years-old, the ageless wonder that is Jaromir Jagr continues to compete at an elite level. [ESPN]
  • As analytics continues to become a bigger part of understanding hockey, we must re-consider what we thought we knew about "shot quality." [Hockey-Graphs]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are generally a pretty savvy team, but the Bryan Bickell contract was a bit of a misstep. What made Stan Bowman and company sign such a deal? [Bleacher Report]
  • The NHL has announced that they will be contributing $200,000 to support the recovery of Denna Laing, who was injured during the Winter Classic showdown between the Boston Pride and Montreal Canadiennes. [SN]
  • While the All-Star Skills Competition was perfectly enjoyable, can the same be said for All-Star Friday Night? If you missed it, here's a recap. [Yahoo Sports]