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Thursday Habs Headlines: Alexander Radulov has become an integral part of forward core

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Here are your daily links, including the importance of Alexander Radulov, highlight reel plays by prospects, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alexander Radulov has quickly become an integral part of the Canadiens’ forward core. [SN podcast]
  • Joe Pack takes a look at four things we learned in the NHL this week, including how it is now news when Carey Price allows more than two goals. [SN]
  • Andrew Shaw and Brian Flynn respond to a variety of questions in the latest episode of The CHat. [NHL.com]
  • Canadiennes star Marie-Philip Poulin has joined the McGill Martlets, where she will serve as a skills coach. [McGill Athletics]
  • A great save by Zachary Fucale for the Brampton Beast made the cut for the ECHL Plays of the Week. [YouTube]
  • Habs prospect Will Bitten has also found the highlight reel, setting up teammates Matthew Strome for a pair of goals.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • While the debate around NHL participation in the Olympics continues, IIHF chair Rene Fasel has said they will cover the costs of player transportation, insurance, and accommodations. However, that doesn’t guarantee anything for certain. [SN]
  • Interestingly, it seems as though the NHL may be using participation at the Olympics as leverage to get an extension on the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. [PHT]
  • Some concerns have surfaced as it relates to the NHL expansion draft and pending free agents at the GM meetings. [TSN]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that captain Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely after suffering a lateral meniscus tear. [RC]
  • Also on the injury list is New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall, who is set to miss 3-4 weeks - also with a meniscus tear. [AATJ]