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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens hope to be Stanley Cup contenders

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Here are your daily links including the Habs’ status as contenders, Price continuing to keep us in awe, and Crosby tying Lemieux.

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • According to USA today the Habs are performing like Stanley Cup contenders with Carey Price and Shea Weber already at MVP levels. [USA Today]
  • Looks like Price is all set as the Habs hit the road, heading off to sunny California.
  • In the latest episode of The Duel, Alexander Radulov and Andrew Shaw face off in Giant Bocce. [Canadiens.com]
  • The St. John’s IceCaps kicked off their six-game homestand with a series split against the Providence Bruins. [EOTP]
  • Mikhail Sergachev is looking pretty comfortable with the Windsor Spitfires. [Twitter]
  • Les Canadiennes snapped their two-game losing streak with an overtime winner by Caroline Ouellette. [EOTP]
  • Price being Price just never gets old.
  • Stu Cowan joins Montreal 690 to talk Alex Galchenyuk’s poor faceoff percentage, Charles Hudon’s injury, and the robbery of Artturi Lehkonen. [TSN]
  • Marc Bergevin attended his second Sharks game, sending the rumor mill into overdrive. [Twitter]
  • Prospect Michael McNiven took a big step over the weekend.

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • In some surprising news, the Florida Panthers, currently two points back of a wild-card spot, fired head coach Gerard Gallant after their game on Sunday night. You can expect a lot more to be written on this subject in the coming days. [Twitter]
  • Sidney Crosby ties a record that is also held by Mario Lemieux. [PensBurgh]
  • Over 20,000 toys were tossed on the ice during the 22nd annual Brick Teddy Bear Toss, hosted by the Calgary Hitmen every year. [SN]
  • The ECHL has become a big jumping off point to the NHL. Along with over 600 players, careers have also taken off for referees, coaches, radio personalities, and trainers. [NHL]
  • Two black female hockey players of the NWHL take pride in being role model and mentor to young girls. [NY Times]