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Thursday Habs Headlines: P.K. Subban's energy rubbing off on teammates

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league including, Subban's presence in the locker room, Montreal's current situation and the secret behind Washington's power play.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • P.K. Subban's energy is contagious! Subban's play on the ice and his demeanour inside the locker room is boosting the spirits of his teammates. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens are chalking up their recent success to a simple explanation: puck luck. [NHL]
  • The Habs will be hard pressed to make the playoffs, and Bob McKenzie touched on any potential moves the team could make right now. [TSN 690 | DumontMcKenzie]
  • Meanwhile, Pierre McGuire shared his thoughts on the Habs' resurgence, while Brian Wilde tries to explain David Desharnais's struggles this season. [TSN 690 | McGuireWilde]
  • Can Ben Scrivens' recent performance in net salvage the Montreal Canadiens' playoff hopes? [EOTP]
  • Canadiens' alumni and former general manager Serge Savard still has faith in his old club. Savard thinks that it's too soon to dismiss the team and hopes that they will claw their way into the postseason. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Montreal Canadiennes general manager Meg Hewings believes that hockey needs to be made more accessible to young, female hockey players - especially, to those living in Quebec. [L'actualite]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The Washington Capitals have one of the most lethal power plays in the league. How do they continue to post successful numbers on the man advantage? [NHL Special Teams]
  • As Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman can attest, growing up playing hockey in Sweden is quite different compared to playing hockey in North America. [The Players' Tribune]
  • With the trade deadline fast approaching, check out some of the names who are expected become available. [TSN]
  • The L.A. Kings have waived Christian Ehrhoff, in order to call up prospect Kevin Gravel, while Kings' head coach Darryl Sutter has adapted to losing some of his trusted veteran players. [Jewels From The Crown | EhrhoffSutter]
  • NHL general managers are often tasked with the unenviable task of signing starting goaltenders, despite knowing how inconsistent their performances tend to be. What should general managers consider before inking their starters to a contract? [Jackets Cannon]
  • The Dallas Stars trying to shore up their blue line, but how much will it cost them to acquire the defenseman they seek? [Defending Big D]
  • Were there any winners in the original trade that saw Dion Phaneuf and Matt Stajan trade places, amidst a seven player trade between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames? [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
  • Jonathan Drouin now finds himself in a similar situation to that of then Colorado Avalanche prospect Ryan O'Reilly. Yet, the media's coverage of both situations could not be any more different. [Mile High Hockey]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning will celebrate Hockey Day by hosting a number of events at Amalie Arena! [Raw Charge]
  • The New Jersey Devils honoured Martin Brodeur by retiring his number in a touching tribute to the legendary goaltender. [SB Nation]
  • Not all Stanley Cup finals are built equally. Here are some of the worst finals the NHL has ever seen! [The Hockey News]
  • An all girls hockey team is making history, by being the first such team to compete in a prestigious Pee-Wee Tournament in Quebec City! [La Presse]
  • Mads Eller has gotten off to a successful start with the Windsor Spitfires, while hockey's popularity continues to surge in his native Denmark. [Windsor Star]
  • Relieving oneself is no easy task, when one is a professional goaltender. [Sports Illustrated]
  • If you like following the AHL, you might want to check this out! [Twitter]